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C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)-based Common Data Link (CDL) Radio Transceiver

Description:

TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Electronics

OBJECTIVE: Design and build a C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)-based Common Data Link (CDL) Radio Transceiver.

DESCRIPTION: Increases in Operational Tempo (OPTEMPO) and the need for greater mobility to support operations On The Move (OTM) are driving requirements for reduction in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) for U.S. Army intelligence ground stations. CMOSS-compliant OpenVPX chassis and modules are the target form factor for USARMY tactical communications electronics. This includes sensor radio transceivers. CDL is a secure U.S. military communications protocol that is the primary protocol for communicating with imagery and signals intelligence sensors. This includes aerial sensor platforms such as Joint Strs, EMARSS, and ARL-E. The current effort would port a successful proven technology (CDL) to an innovative platform. Developing a CMOSS-based CDL radio transceiver would increase modularity and maintainability/usability in the ground stations, as well as reducing SWaP.

PHASE I: Develop overall system design that includes specification of module component design, interfaces, CMOSS module profiles, and required CMOSS chassis profiles.

PHASE II: Develop and demonstrate a prototype system in a realistic environment. Conduct field testing to prove feasibility in connecting to CDL sensor platforms.

PHASE III: This system could be used in a broad range of USARMY and USAIRFORCE ground stations, including the USARMY Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN), connecting to space (Commercial and Military), aerial (Joint Stars, EMARSS, and ARL-E), and terrestrial sensor systems (TLS, Prophet).

KEYWORDS: CMOSS, sensors, CDL

References:

SOSA Snapshot 1 FEB 18 (CMOSS Profiles); CMOSS Profiles in OpenVPX JUL 17; VITA 46.0 VPX; VITA 46.1 VPX; MORA Requirements in ANSI/VITA 49.2 JUL 17

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