Engineers in the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB), in Koblenz, Germany, needed development tools to design a software-defined radio.
They found a solution with Spectrum Signal Processing, in Burnaby, British Columbia. Spectrum will supply two flexComm SDR-3002 IMRDP (International Military Communications Rapid Prototyping and Development Platform) platforms to WTD 81, an agency of BWB.
BWB is the largest technical authority in Germany and the centralized procurement organization for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). This purchase will enhance the software-defined radio capabilities within the Bundeswehr and equip it with a high-performance hardware platform integrated with the necessary software and waveform development tools to support the Software Communications Architecture (SCA).
“The Bundeswehr selected Spectrum for its ability to deliver a turnkey platform, complete with on-site installation and integration, in-depth training and comprehensive support packages,” says Josef Karg, communications section leader for WTD 81.
The SDR-3002 IMRDP is a commercial off-the-shelf solution specifically targeting military communications programs. The platform provides a turnkey black-side “RF to Ethernet” processing system and includes sample application software supporting frequency agile operation, enabling the SDR-3002 IMRDP to do rapid prototyping and for wide and narrowband waveform development. For more information, see www.spectrumsignal.com.