Satellite Technology

powered by google

Satellite Spotlight:  

Satellite Technology RSS Feed

Satellite Technology Feature Article

November 02, 2012

Raytheon Demonstrates Soldier Radio Waveform On New Airborne and Ground Radio Terminals

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Raytheon (News - Alert) Company recently announced the successful demonstration of the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) on its new range of airborne and ground radio terminals. The company's latest offering is designed to deliver an additional means of communication for soldiers across disparate networks.

In a statement, Scott Whatmough, vice president of Integrated Communication Systems in Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business said, "The SRW demonstration was a key milestone and positions Raytheon to leverage its common radio architecture in our next generation ground and airborne radios. The demonstration underscores Raytheon's commitment to advanced multi-waveform Software Defined Radios, providing interoperability to the warfighter."

During the demonstration, users were able to send voice and data traffic between Raytheon's terminal and another SRW-based soldier radio. At present, the company is waiting to clear the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Networking Center's (JTNC) certification process for waveform conformance.

Raytheon is also expecting to take part in upcoming interoperability tests with the government.

Along with SRW, the company’s tactical radios have also been designed to feature Next-Generation Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Waveform (NMW), which can run on lower cost and reduced size, as well as lower power-consumption radios, without compromising on wideband networking capability.

Helicopters and unmanned aircraft have been fitted with Raytheon's airborne radios. The ground radio system, called MAINGATE, or Mobile Ad Hoc Interoperability Network Gateway (News - Alert), has been developed for use in the U.S. Army's mid-tier network.

The gateway is currently undergoing evaluation at this year's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) at Fort Bliss, TX.

The latest radios have all been developed to run narrowband and networking waveforms and the next-generation Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform from the JTNC library.

Raytheon specializes in providing innovative technology solutions to defence, homeland security and other government customers.

Edited by Braden Becker

blog comments powered by Disqus

FREE Satellite eNewsletter

Subscribe to our free weekly Satellite Spotlight eNewsletter!

Get the latest expert news, reviews & resources. Tailored specifically for Satellite Technology and Communications.

Satellite Technology White Papers

Innovative Features Mean Major Savings for Cellular Operators Using Satellite Backhaul
With the rising cost of satellite bandwidth and the need for more of it to support an ever increasing number of voice, data and now video services, operators must seek ways to reduce both their hardware investment costs and operating expenses, especially when fierce competition forces them to provide these new services without raising their rates.

Satellite Technology Features