Cobham has developed a wideband, multi-transceiver cognitive
radio for tactical communications. The phy layer and waveform
have been optimised to support large scale MANETs using a
cooperative multi-transceiver design.
The Software Framework allows our application development
partners to take advantage of the multi-transceiver operation to
perform ELINT, SIGINT, EW and other applications without
interfering with the MANET operation. The radio has multiple
data rates to adapt to environments where extended range is a
priority or where frequency re-use is critical and has been fielded
tested as a soldier radio for dismount operations and has a vehicle
variant for platoon and company level communications.
The radio system includes:
- a wideband, four transceiver radio
- body worn antennas
- omni antenna
- push to talk (PTT) application device with external I/Os for an
- battery and charger
The radio system has been tested with industry leading headsets
for dismount and vehicle operation.