Lee Pucker, Wireless Innovation Forum
Successful deployment of Software Communications Architecture version 2.2.2 (SCA 2.2.2)-based software defined radios has identified improvements to be made to advance the technology further. The Wireless Innovation Forum is working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) to evolve the SCA with the production of eight document packages providing six technical recommendations and two specifications for the next version of the SCA.
Contractors, suppliers, module providers, and value chain stakeholders in the tactical radio communications worldwide ecosystem need to understand the various possible business models for introducing SDR technologies in tactical communications programs in order to make informed decisions. The following identifies various possible business models to enable successful new generation of tactical radio programs based on examples taken from existing programs.