a4ESSOR achieves acceptance for its software-defined radio technology – Military Logistics

Leonardo SWave VQ1 software defined radio. (Photo: a4ESSOR)

The European Joint Undertaking, a4ESSOR, is undergoing a formal test for acceptance of its ESSOR HDR Base Waveform.

a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR) has officially adopted its high data rate (HDR), the basic waveform of European Software for Safe Software Defined Radio (ESSOR).

It was developed under the ESSOR OC1 (Operational Capability 1) agreement signed with the Joint Armaments Cooperation Organization (OCCAR).

The formal acceptance of the basic form of the ESSOR HDR is based on the successful Leonardo acceptance tests in November 2020, followed by the official acceptance of the quality. It rewards two and a half years of development involving all ESSOR industry partners.

A4ESSOR partners will transfer the ESSOR HDR main waveform to the respective software-defined radios as part of the next phase of the project.

The final interoperability tests between the partner radios will complete the ESSOR OC1 project, with the release of improved and up-to-date ESSOR target waveforms.

This stage confirms the maturity of ESSOR technology. This shows that multinational cooperation is a key element in improving European products and the competitiveness of European industries.

a4ESSOR is a joint venture between Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France). The ESSOR program was launched in 2009 by the European Defense Agency.