Performance Engineering

Taming MANET Design with Foresight and OPNET



By Dean ~ August 21st, 2012. Filed under: Modeling, SDR & SCA, Tips & Tricks.

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Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) are a wonderful bit of communications technology, but their complex dynamics make designing them an extreme challenge.  Using Foresight in conjunction with OPNET Modeler gives design teams unprecedented insight into the performance and behavior of their MANET.

NIE 12.2 Is in the Books



By Dean ~ June 26th, 2012. Filed under: Industry.

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Defense Systems tells us “everything that we want to know about the Army’s NIE 12.2”

Cognitive Radio Provides the Foundation for JTRS



By Dean ~ June 12th, 2012. Filed under: Industry, SDR & SCA.

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Cognitive Radio technology’s security, flexibility, reliability, efficiency and bandwidth allow it to be the cornerstone of the JTRS program.

MUOS:  Phone Home Via Space



By Dean ~ March 3rd, 2012. Filed under: Industry.

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MUOS continues to roll along.  The first satellite is about to launch, the program is making progress on the ground components and the waveform is even starting to come together.

JTRS Update from Military Embedded Systems



By Dean ~ December 20th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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Military Embedded Systems published a very good article covering both the current status of the JTRS program and a little bit of history.  If you’re involved in JTRS and/or SDR, you’ll enjoy this informative piece.

Opportunity:  Systems Engineering Technical Staff — MUOS/JTRS at General Dynamics C4 Systems



By Dean ~ November 20th, 2011. Filed under: Opportunities.

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We recently caught wind of a very interesting opportunity down in Scottsdale.  General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has an opening for a Systems Engineer to work on JTRS waveforms.  I hear that this is a fairly senior role and that the successful candidate will have a significant impact on the program.  If you pursue this, […]

The Winds of Change are Blowing Through JTRS



By Dean ~ October 17th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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The rash of JTRS related announcements and news stories over the past few weeks clearly shows that the program is in transition.  Perhaps we should pause for a moment to see if we can get a handle on the bigger picture.

US Army Nett Warrior EUD:  "This is not a phone"



By Dean ~ October 6th, 2011. Filed under: Industry.

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Wired’s Danger Room covers the Nett Warrior End User Device.  Hint:  "This is not a phone"

Altair’s O²P SDR Processor at the Heart of Harris’ New LTE Device



By Dean ~ September 29th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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Harris’ new MBC-100 “Mobile Subscriber Device” is based on some impressive sounding technology from Altair Semiconductor — the O²P Software Defined Radio processor.

Software Defined EVERYTHING!



By Dean ~ September 27th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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While we may like to toss around the term “Software Defined XYZ”, the truth is that all modern systems are the result of careful tradeoffs between hardware and software.  Grant Martin shares his perspectives on the topic.