Tactical Waveforms

Tactical waveform portfolio for even the most demanding national and coalition use cases.

Overview

In tactical communications with Bittium's Software Defined Radio (SDR) products and systems, including Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) and Bittium Tough SDR™ tactical radios, the waveforms are at the core of the high-level data performance, security and reliability of the network.

Bittium's expertise in waveform development stems from long-term research and experience in radio technology, as well as cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces, universities, research laboratories and industry since the 1990s. 

Currently Bittium's waveform portfolio includes the following:

  • Bittium TAC WIN Waveform™
  • Bittium Narrowband Waveform™

In addition to Bittium's proprietary waveforms, Bittium is a National Champion in the ESSOR program. The aim of the ESSOR program is to develop the European Software Defined Radio technology in order to improve the capabilities for cooperation in coalition operations. In addition to the European High Data Rate Waveform, the first phase of the program produced and validated the definition for the European Software Defined Radio Architecture which was ported and qualified on six different European platforms.  The ESSOR OC1 phase aims to enhance the operational capabilities of the ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (HDRWF) in order to meet the most demanding requirements of the battlefield with secure, high capacity land tactical communications. 

Broadband Data Transfer and Communication for Coalition Troops

  

ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform for Bittium Tough SDR™ products

Key features

  • Enables broadband data transfer, cooperation and direct communications between different national troops in coalition operations starting already from the patrol level
  • Interoperable, secure, MANET radio transmission network
  • Frequency range 225-400 MHz (extensible)
  • 1,25 MHz bandwidth, frequency hopping, frequency diversity (automatic establishment of parallel communications on different frequency channels)

About ESSOR

The aim of the ESSOR program is to develop the European Software Defined Radio technology in order to improve the capabilities for cooperation in coalition operations. The program was started in 2009 under the umbrella of the European Defense Agency (EDA), has been sponsored by the governments of Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden, and was awarded by the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d´ARmement (OCCAR) to the dedicated joint venture Alliance for ESSOR (a4ESSOR S.A.S.) to be in charge of managing the industrial consortium. The members of the industrial consortium are Bittium from Finland, Indra from Spain, Leonardo from Italy, Radmor from Poland, and Thales from France. The first phase of the programme was successfully completed in 2015. In addition to the European High Data Rate Waveform, the first phase of the program produced and validated the definition for the European Software Defined Radio Architecture which was ported and qualified on six different European platforms. The interoperability capabilities and the functionalities of the waveform have been demonstrated with different national platforms in various occasions during the year 2016 and demonstrations will continue during the OC1 phase.


High-Data-Rate Waveform for High Performance Backbone Network and Tactical Radios

 

Bittium TAC WIN Waveform™ for Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system and Bittium Tough SDR™ products

Key features:

  • High-data-rate
  • 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 up to 1000 nodes in one network

Narrowband Data and Communications for Soldiers and Vehicles

 

Bittium Narrowband Waveform™ for Bittium Tough SDR™ products

Key features:

  • Tactical network for soldiers and vehicles
  • Typical network size up to 25 radios
  • Prioritized CNR voice
  • Radio silence
  • Frequency hopping
  • Data encryption