ROCHESTER, N.Y., 14 Feb. 2012.Military communications designers at the Harris Corp. RF Communications Division in Rochester, N.Y., are introducing two software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms for the company's Falcon III RF-7800V VHF tactical handheld combat net radio. The radio waveforms -- essentially computer programs to help software-defined radios perform specific tasks -- are designed for enhanced information security and electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM).
The Quicklook 3 waveform offers ultra-fast frequency hopping rates, and the Quicklook-Wide waveform provides 64 kilobits per second of data throughput while frequency hopping, Harris officials say. The waveforms primarily are for export to international military forces to protect tactical communications from jamming and atmospheric interference.
Quicklook 3 offers a 10-fold increase in frequency hopping rates over traditional frequency hopping, and Quicklook-Wide provides a five-fold increase in data throughput for frequency hopping, Harris officials say.
The 10-Watt Falcon III RF-7800V radio delivers the range and performance of a manpack in a handheld radio that weighs 2.43 pounds. The radio operates in the 30-to-108 MHz VHF-low bands and supports data rates to 192 kilobits per second.
For more information contact Harris RF Communications online at http://rf.harris.com.
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