Spectrum Signal Processing landed a contract from Lockheed Martin for three flexComm SDR-3000 software-defined radio platforms and related engineering services that will be used for research and development of advanced satellite communications applications. Lockheed will focus on radio performance and deployment in future net-centric space systems that support the Department of Defense and other government organizations.

The SDR-3000 includes a real-time operating system and an associated board support package that enables the core framework to identify and manage the platform resources. It is a heterogeneous processing platform incorporating Xilinx field programmable gate arrays, IBM and Freescale PowerPC processors and Texas Instruments digital signal processors, according to Spectrum.