Secure communications architecture & network expertise
At IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, next week, Rohde & Schwarz (RS) in hall 8, booth #C19, at the German Pavilion, will demonstrate its expertise as a system partner and integrator for planning, developing, manufacturing and implementing secure communications architectures and networks. Under the SOVERON banner (high-performance, fully integrated, modular communications solutions for all branches of the armed forces, the SOVERON portfolio covers portable radios for dismounted soldiers as well as vehicular, stationary and airborne applications and complex systems for ships), the German technology group offers system solutions capable of integrating their own key components as well as products from other suppliers.
In addition to an innovative portfolio of interoperable, high-performance communications systems for deployment on land, in the air and at sea, RS will exhibit tactical and strategic intelligence systems, with a special focus on its fully digital ELINT solution. Ethernet encryption solutions round out the company’s trade show presentation.
As key components of the SOVERON architecture, RS will present its innovative SOVERON software defined radios (SDR) for tactical communications scenarios and for deployment on airborne platforms. RS’ SDR family includes SOVERON D, which is the product created under the joint radio system project of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), called SVFuA.
For these SDRs, the company has designed high data rate, anti-jam waveforms to match diverse mission requirements. For every communications scenario, users can select the waveform and encryption that best suit their requirements in terms of range, data rate and jam resistance.
SOVERON is a holistic system solution that provides government customers with a secure, high-performance network architecture based on state-of-the-art hardware and software, thus creating national digital sovereignty and technological independence.
Furthermore, RS will showcase its R&S NAVICS integrated communications system for internal and external communications on board all classes of ships. Relying on commercial IT technology to a large extent, the system is especially cost-effective, and its modern graphical user interface (GUI) makes it intuitive to operate. Stationary and mobile voice terminals ensure uninterrupted communications everywhere on board the ship. The system is fully IP based, allowing the integration of further communications services such as video over IP, broadcast, alarm functions and shipborne telephone systems.
Another highlight on display is RS’ ELINT solution, offering exceptional ease of operation and comprehensive functionality, optimided for detecting, recording and analysing modern radar signals. It is designed to handle challenging signal scenarios and has already proven its value in operation, especially when it comes to acquiring weak and LPI signals in dense signal environments and analyzing state-of-the-art multifunction radars with complex signal structures. The ELINT system is modular and scalable and can be deployed on a variety of platforms.
Secure voice and data communications is a vital prerequisite for successful digital transformation. To effectively protect networks and critical infrastructures against attacks, RS developed a broad range of hardware and software products that counter attacks proactively rather than reactively. Among these are Ethernet encryption solutions that protect authorities, organisations and enterprises against espionage and data manipulation. The RS network encryption devices are approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and can be used flexibly with many stationary and mobile applications.