Mobile industry expertise for the connected battlefield

Leveraging best practices from commercial industry leaders not only amplifies the speed of innovation but also brings years of experience in testing technology and methodologies to military organizations. Spirent’s state-of-the-art Radio Frequency (RF) and Quality of Experience (QoE) test systems can help speed deployments, reduce risk, and reveal the wireless performance of networks, equipment, and devices for RF, location, video, audio, and data connectivity.

A new level of RF testing and assurance

No matter what aspect of radio development, complex propagation environments present real-world challenges that must be understood to improve performance. That’s why Spirent is sharing our industry expertise to assist the military with state-of-the-art RF test solutions that can help assure critical communications in the connected battlefield. Read our whitepaper to learn how channel emulation advancements can replicate complex field scenarios and facilitate repeatable, less expensive testing in the lab.

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Advances in Design and Test of Defense Radio Systems

Advances inspired by 5G are making their way into the design and testing of military communications systems. Software-Defined Radio and new RF technologies can be applied to secure communications, electronic countermeasures, mesh networks, ground-to-air and tactical endpoints. Watch this webinar to learn about trends in the commercial wireless space; how SDR has been used to prototype, test and deploy critical capabilities; and explore recent developments in RF Channel Emulation for simulating RF fading, noise, reflections, doppler motion and hostile signals in the lab.

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A Closer Look at Mesh Networks

Mesh radios are typically used in mission critical communications where a superior quality of service is essential. However, comprehensive performance testing takes careful consideration due to unique behaviors inherent in mesh networks. Field testing is generally insufficient and lab testing with standard channel models cannot replicate the highly dynamic nature of a mesh environment. Read the whitepaper to learn why mesh networks are different and some important considerations that impact a comprehensive test strategy.

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Collaborating to Support Specialized Military Needs

Spirent and Dualos, LLC have partnered to deliver shorter acquisition cycle times, lower program costs, and accelerate test cycles by leveraging Spirent’s proven, commercial off-the-shelf solutions, and Dualos’ deep understanding of the unique needs and requirements of the military and aerospace sector. Dualos’ designation as a minority-owned, WOSB and Hubzone-compliant small business further aids sourcing challenges for defense programs and contractors.

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Assuring Wireless Performance for Land, Sea, Air and Space

Defense and Transportation

Address testing of critical and highly sophisticated radio communication channels and scenarios for 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, LEO and other EMS systems from 30MHz to 39GHz.

Lessen dependency on range tests for sophisticated device, mesh network and base station wireless design and performance validation.

Hardware-in-the-loop testing for reflections, motion, delay, interference, jamming, etc., for beamforming, massive MIMO and other radio systems.

Simulated environments are created in a graphical editor for ground-to-ground, flight-to-space, and air-to-ground scenarios.

Spirent’s Vertex channel emulator solutions can replicate the comprehensive impairment and spatial conditions of even the most complex wireless channels. A trusted provider for over 25 years, Spirent has led the definition of complex fading with multiple radios spanning several generations of mobile technologies.

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Evaluate speech intelligibility, MOS and other voice KPIs to address the vital requirements of public safety and all mission critical communications systems.

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I-RAT and mobility performance with 5G NR based on National Instrument’s world-leading 5G test platform.

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Score live video quality from drones and other sources with an artificial intelligence-based VMOS system that sees like your eyes do, without requiring a reference video.

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Assisted Location Accuracy

Conducted and OTA conformance and acceptance testing of devices with A-GNSS hybrid positioning capabilities like ECID, OTDOA and Wi-Fi.

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