Performance Engineering

Budget Ax Falls on JTRS GMR



By Dean ~ September 23rd, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has slashed funding for GMR due to the unfortunate setbacks in that part of the program.

Finnish Defense Forces Adopt EB’s Tactical Wireless IP Network



By Dean ~ September 19th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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EB, Elektrobit Corporation’s Tactical Wireless IP Network is being deployed by the Finnish Defense Forces.  It looks like some extremely interesting technology.

Embedded System Porting Benefits From Performance Modeling



By paul ~ September 17th, 2011. Filed under: Best Practices, RAMS, SDR & SCA.

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Porting complex embedded systems to new platforms is hard.  Foresight’s Resource Aware Modeling and Simulation methodology can tame the beast.

Kuma Signals Wins $750K Contract to Develop Wireless Comm Tech



By Dean ~ September 15th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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Austin based Kuma Signals just announced that they’ve been awarded a $750K contract from the US Navy to continue developing wireless communications technology.

Harris’ RF-7800S-LR Leader Radio — a battle ready PDA?



By Dean ~ September 13th, 2011. Filed under: Industry.

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They’re calling it “the first soldier smart radio,” but that might be stretching it just a tiny bit.

JTRS Program Senior Communications Systems Engineer Opening at MITRE



By Dean ~ September 12th, 2011. Filed under: Opportunities.

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MITRE has an opening for a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to provide engineering support to JTRS programs.  The position will be based in San Diego.

PrismTech SDR Webcast:  SCA Waveform Design for FPGAs



By Dean ~ September 8th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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PrismTech is presenting a webcast on SCA Waveform Design for FPGAs.  I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Iridium Rises from the Ashes, with a Satellite Access Point!



By Dean ~ September 8th, 2011. Filed under: Industry.

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Iridium, the ill-fated Motorola satellite venture, emerged from bankruptcy in 2001 and now they’re enabling voice and data comm everywhere in the world!

Sprint Sees the SDR Light



By Dean ~ September 4th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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SDR is the keystone of Sprint’s Network Vision overhaul, according to a story on Connected Planet.

My Toys are Better than the US Army’s Toys



By Dean ~ September 1st, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

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Well, at least some of them apparently are…  National Defense Magazine’s blog featured a recent post contrasting the network bandwidth and device capabilities provided to soldiers by JTRS with what’s commonly available in the commercial market.  It’s not a happy story.