Military gets do-it-yourself network waveform kit

Military services and defense agencies will now be able to develop and and adapt their own SDR-standard waveforms and integrate them with SDR platforms by using the Thales-built SDR Networking Lab kit, the company said in a statement.

The SDR Networking Lab is a complete set of tools and solutions that let users define, develop and adapt new generations of waveforms with high-data-rate and network-centric capabilities.
These waveforms subsequently can be ported to SDR systems that comply with the Software Communications Architecture international standard, according to the company.

With the shift to network-centric operations, the SDR Networking Lab gives military services and defense agencies the ability to develop their own network waveforms to meet their specific operational requirements, which are interoperable in joint and combined forces environments, the statement said.

The SDR Networking Lab comprises a com lab, which uses advanced simulation to help users specify the system and network characteristics of tactical communication systems for forces in the field, and also a Waveform Lab, which supports the development, transfer and integration of waveforms on a wide range of SDR platforms.

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