Modern Soldier Comms
Securing Wireless Battlefield Communications
The goal: A highly secure battlefield network for enhanced communications and situational awareness. Technology advances have revolutionized military communications, vastly increasing connectivity requirements for every vehicle, sensor and soldier, whether on land, sea or air. The macro trend to connect everything is evident even on the battlefield, where every “thing,” including soldiers, can be sensors for maneuver command, control, communications and intelligence. Like any modern communications system, ubiquitous mobile coverage for the military relies on networks, bandwidth, availability and security.
This network-centric approach to make troops smarter and quicker in battlefield situations imposes rigorous security, performance and reliability challenges. However, wireless communications on the battlefield are becoming safer and more secure, thanks to advances in embedded computing technology. Modern low power, mid-range density FPGAs, for example, can enable software-defined radio and cryptography in military handheld radios for secure communications, as well as IEEE 1588 support and signal processing.
Microsemi is the leading supplier of semiconductor products into the defense and aerospace market. Our portfolio for enabling secure soldier communications over handheld military radio includes:
- Audio & Voice » Audio Processing
- Circuit Protection » Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS)
- Product Directory » FPGA & SoC
- RF, Microwave & Millimeter Wave » MMICs (Die & SMT)
- RF Discretes » PIN Diodes
- RF Discretes » Varactor Diodes
- Clocks & Frequency References » Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)
- Network Synchronization ICs » IEEE 1588