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Taming MANET Design with Foresight and OPNET

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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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

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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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

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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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

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

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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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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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

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

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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

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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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"

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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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

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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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!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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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.