Eurosatory 2014

Central and secure communications (ES14E1)

16 June 2014

Rohde & Schwarz (Hall 6, Stand H697) is showcasing its SDTR, the first member of a new generation of software-defined radios for the VHF/UHF range, as a central element for use in mobile platforms and as part of battle management systems (BMSs).

Together with the tried and tested M3TR HF radio system, it is possible to ensure reliable communications even under challenging topographic conditions. The radios, together with the HDR family of high data rate, jam-resistant waveforms, are fully IP-capable, allowing their seamless integration into existing networks.

The SDTR is an open platform based on the software communications architecture (SCA) standard, which makes it possible to port both standardised and proprietary waveforms to the radio, enabling interoperability with allied forces as required during missions.

In combination with the HDR family, the R&S SDTR can be customised to meet the requirements of the particular mission scenario. An external control unit can be used to remotely operate multiple vehicular tactical radios from both the SDTR and M3TR families.

Highly secure encryption techniques combined with frequency hopping methods safeguard communications against jamming, reconnaissance and tapping. The same holds true for communications links to command and control centres with their associated data centres outside the actual mission area. The new SITLine ETH40G high-speed solution is the world’s first Ethernet encryptor featuring 40Gbit/s data throughput. In this way, both tactical and strategic communications remain fully confidential.

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