Stephanie Chiao, Per Vices Corporation
Software-defined radio (SDR) is not a new technology for the military, having been developed for defense communications. However, it has evolved beyond the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program, which is now obsolete. Although JTRS is no longer an active program, some variations of the system have survived, like the Rifleman Radio, MIDS J, and the HMS Manpack.
Software defined radios offers secure wireless nodes, engages with different devices, and provides low latency point-to-point wireless links.