Military SDR from Rockwell Collins passes crucial DoD test

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins reports that its AN/PRC-162(V)1 software-defined radio (SDR) is now the first tactical ground radio to pass one of the critical tests needed to meet the security requirements required for operation with the Department of Defense (DoD) final version of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).

The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) performed the testing -- known as Do No Harm (DNH) -- on the AN/PRC-162 by using the most current version of the MUOS waveform. This waveform, a generational advancement over today’s UHF SATCOM , will enable forces to communicate crystal-clear voice, video, and mission data over a worldwide, secure high-speed Internet Protocol-based system. MUOS will also enable connection into the 's Global Information Grid and the Defense Switched Network, and has been successfully tested to distribute Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) messages.

“MUOS will provide the warfighter with more mobility, improved signal quality, and availability, which is especially important for units on the ground if they’re operating in rough terrain or communicating beyond-line-of-sight,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation, and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We understand how critical MUOS is to the future success of our armed forces and we’ll continue to lead the development of this technology both for use in the air and on the ground.”

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