Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™

High-data-rate IP network for modern tactical communications providing outstanding data performance across the battlefield.

Overview

With the Software Defined Radio (SDR) based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system battlegroups can create high-data-rate wireless IP networks as a backbone to support command and control (C2) data transmission during military operations. Flexibility to use the Bittium solution in different frequency bands and network structures provides cost effectiveness, ease of use and efficiency compared to existing tactical data link networks.

Bittium TAC WIN is a stand-alone wireless broadband military/authority network that can be deployed in any location. It enables the formation of an independent IP network and is compatible with existing infrastructure, both wire-line and wireless.

Being based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) makes the product versatile, upgradeable and easy to adapt. It enables a mesh network solution with high-data-rate and automatic network configuration required by battlegroups on the move.

Bittium TAC WIN has an excellent performance and form factor as both network node and router functionality are integrated into a single product. 

 

System Benefits

Flexibility

  • Single system for MANET, Point-to-Multipoint and Link use.
  • Wireless and wired connections seamlessly integrated to one network using OLSR routing.
  • Supporting multiple frequency bands: NATO I, III and IV.

ECCM Capabilities

  • Frequency hopping, adaptive modulation and MANET routing ensuring connectivity also during electronic warfare conditions.
  • Independent from GNSS using Bittium AIS synchronization.

 

High Data Throughput

  • Up to 50 Mbps data throughput with TAC WIN Waveform.  
  • All-IP wideband connectivity across the battlefield.

 

Quality of Service

  • Operation of high priority services guaranteed even during conditions with limited connectivity.

Security

  • Bittium TAC WIN Waveform has TRANSEC that encrypts all data using AES-256.

Long Range

  • Up to 45 km range per hop in Link/Point-to-Point use.

 

Easy Integration

  • Standard IP interfaces and protocols supported.
  • Built in support for integration of legacy CNR-radios using audio and serial data.
  • Time and location information available for 3rd party systems.

 

Built-in Tactical VoIP Service

  • With built-in Bittium Tough VoIP Service, TAC WIN offers seamless and reliable voice in tactical network.
  • Supporting tactical voice features, user and device mobility, integration to 3rd party SIP systems.

Easy to Manage

  • Simple setup procedure.
  • Self-organizing network. No need for user interaction during operation.
  • Browser based user interface with network manager map view.

Outstanding Data Performance Across the Battlefield

Elements

Bittium TAC WIN Tactical Router™

The system's routing and radio baseband processing unit running the Bittium TAC WIN Waveform and offering a reliable high performance network in versatile and demanding environments.

Bittium TAC WIN Radio Head I™

For creating a Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET), which is the optimal solution for troops in a relatively small area who require a mobile and flexible network. Frequency band 225-400 MHz.

Bittium TAC WIN Radio Head III™

For creating a Point-to-Multipoint network, which provides ideal solution for access networks to provide services from link network to Bittium TAC WIN MANET. Frequency band 1350-2400 MHz.

Bittium TAC WIN Radio Head IV™

For creating a Radio Link network, which brings high capacity connections to the command site, or backbone to fixed core network. Frequency band 4400-5000 MHz.

Bittium TAC WIN Waveform™

The foundation for a high performance network. Supports up to 1000 nodes in one network and several services, such as Multicasting and QoS.

Bittium Network Manager™

Provides a map-based network status view and a radio network planning tool for the network administrator.

Technical Specifications

Open/close section Tactical Router

  • Routing and waveform processing unit
  • Power consumption < 120 W (with PoE 250 W)
  • Temperature range
    • -40 - 55 °C (operating)
    • -40 - 70 °C (storage)
  • Ingress protection class: IP67
  • Dimensions 223 x 356 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
  • Weight 19,4 kg
  • Tested with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F
  • Passive cooling (no fans)

 Interfaces

  • 3 x TAC WIN Radio units
  • 4 x WAN (2 x RJ45 1000BASE-T / 2 x Fiber 1000BASE-LX)
  • 4 x LAN (1000BASE-T) with PoE (802.3af)
  • 8 x ITU-T G991.2 (GSHDSL)
  • 4 x serial/audio connector
  • 2 x USB
  • GPS in/out
  • ERASE -button and ON/OFF -switch

Routing services

  • Custom OLSR in TACTICAL network
  • Custom multicast in TACTICAL network
  • OSPF / BGP routing for external connections
  • Automatic IP address configuration
  • VLANs and configurable bridges
  • QoS: Traffic classifying and priority queues

Tactical VoIP service

Other services

  • Network configuration with single configuration file
  • SNMP interface
  • IPsec tunneling
  • Netflow
  • Firewall
  • 3 different user levels
  • Easy to use local web GUI



 

Open/close section Radio Head I

  • Frequency band 225-400 MHz
  • Signal bandwidth 5 MHz
  • Data throughput with Bittium TAC WIN Waveform: 12Mbps
  • Supports 2x2 MIMO
  • Channel raster 250 kHz
  • TAC WIN Waveform Tx power: 2 x 4 W
  • Operating voltage: 10-60Vdc
  • Temperature range
    • -40 - 55 °C (operating)
    • -40 - 70 °C (storage)
  • Ingress protection class IP67
  • Dimensions 160 x 256 x 454 mm (h x w x d)
  • Weight 18 kg
  • Tested with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F
  • Passive cooling (no fans)
Open/close section Radio Head III

  • Frequency band 1350-2400 MHz
  • Signal bandwidth 5/10 MHz
  • Data throughput with Bittium TAC WIN Waveform: 26Mbps
  • Channel raster 250 kHz
  • TAC WIN Waveform Tx power: 4 W
  • Operating voltage: 10-60Vdc
  • Temperature range
    • -40 - 55 °C (operating)
    • -40 - 70 °C (storage)
  • Ingress protection class IP67
  • Dimensions 160 x 256 x 454 mm (h x w x d)
  • Weight 18 kg
  • Tested with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F
  • Passive cooling (no fans)
Open/close section Radio Head IV

  • Frequency band 4400-5000 MHz
  • Signal bandwidth 5/10/20 MHz
  • Data throughput with Bittium TAC WIN Waveform: 50Mbps
  • Channel raster 250 kHz
  • TAC WIN Waveform Tx power: 1250 mW
  • Operating voltage: 16-60Vdc
  • Temperature range
    • -40 - 55 °C (operating)
    • -40 - 70 °C (storage)
  • Ingress protection class IP67
  • Dimensions 385 x 520 x 67 mm (h x w x d)
  • Weight 10 kg
  • Tested with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F
  • Passive cooling (no fans)
  • One hybrid cable interface (power and data)
  • Integrated patch antenna with 50° beam steering (gain 19dBi / beamwidth 9° / vertical polarization)
Open/close section Waveform

Key features

  • Slow/fast frequency hopping
  • Operation without GNSS
  • Network time distribution via Air Interface
  • Optimized interference cancellation algorithms
  • Supported bandwidths: 5 / 10 / 20 MHz
  • QoS based network radio resource management
  • Supports > 1000 nodes in one network
Open/close section Network Manager

Bittium Network Manager is a network management toolset that is optimized for tactical networks. It provides intuitive and visual tools for network status monitoring, planning, recording and radio propagation estimations. Also network control tools can be integrated to the Network Manager framework. Network Manager toolset provides real-time status views in tactical networks with extremely low data overhead.

Functionalities

  • Network status map view
  • Network planning
  • Radio propagation estimations
  • Network status logic view
  • Network recorder

Supported network nodes

Supported services

Supported waveforms

  • Bittium TAC WIN Waveform™

Seamless Interoperability and Easy Integration

 

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