News | March 3, 2014

DSA 2014: Rohde & Schwarz To Demonstrate Latest Generation Of Software Defined Tactical Radio

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Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate its portfolio of integrated communications and intelligence solutions for all branches of the armed forces at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The highlight is the R&S SDTR software defined tactical radio that provides high data rate, jam-resistant and flexible radiocommunications to maintain information superiority in network centric operations. 

The R&S SDTR is the first member in a new generation of software defined radios. It has been optimized for use in vehicles and semimobile applications. It meets the military’s special requirements for shock resistance, size, weight and ventilation without the need for extra mechanical shock absorbers. The external control unit provides user-friendly configuration and enables users to control the radio even over long distances. The control unit can control several vehicular tactical radios of the R&S SDTR and R&S M3TRfamilies simultaneously. While developing the R&S SDTR, a primary objective for Rohde & Schwarz was to make the radio easy to configure and operate to best help users when carrying out their missions. 

The R&S SDTR, together with the high data rate R&S HDR waveform family, is fully IP capable and can be easily and seamlessly integrated into existing IP networks. The R&S SDTR is an open platform based on the software communications architecture (SCA) standard. Both standardized and proprietary waveforms can be ported to the radio, which enables interoperability with allied forces as required during missions. The security concept of the R&S SDTR provides users with secure, reliable communications they can trust. Plain and encrypted data is strictly separated, and very fast frequency hopping methods ensure maximum immunity to jamming. The combination of high-security encryption methods and fast frequency hopping rates provides optimum protection against jamming, reconnaissance and eavesdropping. 

In Kuala Lumpur, Rohde & Schwarz will again be presenting itself as a single source of integrated solutions for secure communications and radio intelligence. The R&S MR6000A software defined UHF/VHF transceiver offers particular flexibility for airborne platforms and is deployed in applications such as the European A400M military transport aircraft. It is the only radio of its kind to meet both military and civil avionics standards. The radio intelligence systems from Rohde & Schwarz are integrated into stationary, mobile and airborne platforms around the world and include individually adaptable solutions for detection, direction finding, location and signal processing in a broad range of scenarios. The latest shipboard antenna systems provide special space-saving solutions with unlimited omnidirectionality and optimized radiation patterns. 

Rohde & Schwarz will present its portfolio from April 14 to 17, 2014 at booth 1253 in hall 1 of the DSA exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

About Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. 

SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz

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