As part of the Army’s experimental plan for the armed forces until 2035, the software-defined radio (SDR) TGOR-V from Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía, one of the candidates for equipment of the Limited Diffusion Battalion, was evaluated. of Force 2035, by JCISAT (Head of Information Systems, Telecommunications and Technical Support), in particular by the Test and Validation Center (CEPRUVAL) of this command. The tests took place from 26 to 30 April in the Capitán Sevillano barracks (Pozuelo de Alarcón) and in the external facilities of the Academy of Army Engineers in Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid).
During these live tests, five moving vehicles equipped with the relevant radio stations were located in the community in Madrid and communicated with a command center near the Hoyo de Manzanares Academy of Engineering. The meeting was attended by employees from MALE, MALOG, JAL, JCISAT, VCR 8 × 8 program offices, SCRT, etc., who witnessed the live tests.
Software-defined radio stations (SDRs), which are currently being developed and constantly evolving, cover the full integration of IP technology in radio communications, which is a qualitative leap in the opportunities they offer. The TGOR radio operates with a bandwidth of up to 100 Mbit / s in the VHF, UHF and L bands, performs dynamic frequency distribution, allows multi-channel reception and gives priority to simultaneous communication. All this, in addition to other obvious advantages, makes it possible in vehicle versions to reduce the need for equipment and space in vehicles.
As two of its most remarkable properties, we could mention its “cognitive radio” character, thanks to its ability to analyze the electromagnetic spectrum and identify possible interference. As well as its ability to send very high quality video in the aforementioned tapes and at the same time to other communications that take place in parallel. It also allows the use of an ad hoc cellular network (MANET) so that each of the nodes / radios can communicate with each other. as they can all act as sender, receiver and router, allowing retransmission.
During the tests, they demonstrated the capabilities of the TGOR-V radio as an SDR MANET IP, including:
Multi-frequency channel reception (MCR), with which you can receive and analyze information from multiple frequency channels simultaneously through one HF master. MANET (ad hoc cellular network), scalable up to 1000 users. The MANET function from TGOR enables operation in a network with radio nodes in motion. This allows the construction of radio networks with dynamic topology and size. Each radio can act as a relay and forwarding traffic to other devices. Routes between nodes can potentially contain multiple jumps. Continuous movement leads to different connections between devices, which leads to changes in the network topology and the number of nodes in the network. MANET broadband waveforms for simultaneous transmission of voice, data and video on the go. With a receiving capacity of up to 100 Mbit / s, MANET narrowband forms have also been tested for simultaneous voice and data transmission. Possibility for autonomous control of the overloaded electromagnetic spectrum (cognitive radio capability). You can process, process and combine a large number of broadcasts simultaneously in one broadband IP network with high data speed, large number of users and minimal delays. Use of encryption with a national crypto module (CIFPECOM). Ability to work in a limited or denied GPS environment using the MCR system. Integration with Army Communications Manager (GESCOMET), as well as with the BMS management and control system. Waveform development kit to allow the user to independently develop their own waveforms. The set consists of the BDK, SDK and FDK applications. These tools allow you to develop waveforms using software and / or firmware. They provide an easy way to deploy, configure, and debug waveforms.
In addition, TGOR allows you to customize your natural waveforms. In other words, the TGOR user can adjust (define, change) the parameters of their waveforms. With the acquisition of TGOR, the user receives a waveform development kit in addition to the NMS application.
On the other hand, Tecnobit? Grupo Oesía has a gateway that ensures interoperability with older radio stations. It allows interoperability between completely different radio stations. Communication is established regardless of bandwidth, waveform, encryption, or communication protocol, so tactical users can typically work with different radio stations, regardless of their provider. This gateway operates in 11 NATO member states, including France and the Netherlands, which use it extensively to interact with PR4G with users in Europe, the United States and Australia.
The tests performed represent the second test session successfully conducted by TCOR-V radios from JCISAT / CEPRUVAL after the first experiment in Toledo two years ago with the TGOR-HH model. The company said: “Tests have shown that they are compatible with the Spanish army’s command and control systems and offer new connectivity and interoperability features with greater communication security and efficient electromagnetic spectrum management.”
With the TGOR Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía family of radio stations, it strives for national technological sovereignty over tactical radio communications. We are not only offering our armed forces the superiority of the electromagnetic spectrum, so that we can operate in areas with high activity in electronic warfare and with congested spectrum. In this type of operation, the survival of radio communications, as well as its ability to face an increasingly sensitive battlefield, is a critical element in achieving information superiority and mission success.
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