While national data needs protection, it is also important to have flexible communication between different nations and branches of armed forces.
Renowned Germany-based tactical communications firm Rohde & Schwarz (Hall 6, Stand K353) is showing its solutions to address these challenges.
The company’s software defined radios (SDR) offer optimal communications in vehicles, handheld devices and airborne platforms. By using modern internet protocols (IP) and sophisticated waveforms, it is possible to ensure interoperability and information superiority. These innovative waveforms allow modern radio equipment to serve as network-capable, high data rate, jam-resistant radio network nodes. With the support of standardised IP, simple integration into existing networks is possible. By setting up mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), operational flexibility is enhanced. Each network node in a MANET essentially becomes a router, which is able to maintain its radio link via other radios in the network.
Rohde & Schwarz developed the joint radio system for the German armed forces and also integrated various NATO-standardised waveforms into the radio using the appropriate development environments.