Foresight and JTRS, 10 yrs and Going Strong



By paul ~ June 10th, 2011. Filed under: SDR & SCA.

Logo of the JTRS JPEOWhile engaged in a bit of casual contemplation recently, I realized that the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program has been extremely good to us.  Our involvement started in 2001, at the very beginning of the program, when the JTRS Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) brought us into the effort. Our initial assignment was to create an example Foresight performance model of a Software Communications Architecture (SCA) based waveform and platform.   JTRS has seen many changes since those early days, and we’ve been privileged to participate all along the way.

Photo of the Land Warrior kit in the fieldAccording to my calculations, we’ve provided mission critical performance engineering services on six waveforms and five platforms.   We’ve worked with multiple waveform vendors, platform vendors and systems integrators to both optimize waveform design and to support porting efforts.

Image of the AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team RadioAs this article states, software-defined radio has been an extremely powerful showcase for both the expertise of our technology services team and the strengths of the Foresight RAMS methodology.   We’ve learned a lot over our decade long involvement with JTRS, and we’re looking forward to facilitating many more successful software-defined radio projects in the years to come.

Thumbnail Diagram of the JTRS Tactical Networking Capability Overview
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