Posted by Courtney E. Howard
San Diego, 4 Feb. 2011. The Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Network Enterprise Domain (NED) announced the completion of the formal qualification test (FQT) of the Soldier Radio Waveform Network Manager (SRWNM) with multiple JTRS radios on January 28, 2011. Completion of the SRWNM FQT is a significant milestone in delivering an enterprise-wide network planning and management capability for JTRS radios, explains a spokesperson.
SRWNM enables: planning of heterogeneous SRW networks of SRW-capable radios from multiple vendors, generating the presets for the radios in the plan, downloading the presets to the planned radio nodes, and monitoring the planned operational SRW network.
SRWNM is a component of the JTRS Enterprise Network Manager (JENM), which provides tactical network management for all JTRS radios. JENM enables planning, instantiation, management, and over-the-air reconfiguration of tactical networks comprised of software-defined radios from multiple vendors, simplifying network planning and operations.
The SRWNM development and FQT included robust planning and management capabilities for the Harris Corp. AN/PRC-117G and ITT Corp. Soldier-Rifleman Radio, in addition to providing SRW planning and management for JTRS radios being developed on government contracts, such as the Ground Mobile Radios (GMR) and Handheld/Manpack/Small Form Fit (HMS) programs.
Both radio products are being developed leveraging the JTRS Enterprise Business Model, which provides radio developers access to JTRS software capabilities for integration into products without government contracts and funding.