COURSE # ROO-492
SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO
Motivation, Technology and Areas of Convergence with JTRS
...most comprehensive treatment of SDR for military and commercial applications covering basic principles through to a wide-ranging, in-depth analysis that explores various paths for commercial convergence...
SDR Technology and Open Standards promise to do for the wireless industry what the PC and object-oriented software and operating systems have done for the computer industry: drive down costs and proliferate wireless applications into every aspect of daily life. The technology has already been whole-heartedly embraced by the defense industry where the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and the Software Communications Architecture are maturing technologies at the core of a huge $billion radio development program. A major aim of government for JTRS is to reduce acquisition quantities and expenditure on hardware, the commercial wireless sector is also undergoing its own rationalization as radio products become commodity items. Wireless hardware manufacturers from both sectors need to adjust to an environment where revenue is increasingly derived from value added software and services. We explore opportunities and possibilities for how the defense and commercial wireless sector may converge to a future where technologies are shared and product discrimination is achieved in the application and security software.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of:
- JTRS and Defense Radio Programs.
- Network Centric Warfare & C4ISR.
- Software Communications Architecture.
- SDR principles and design techniques.
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques and theory.
- Object oriented software principles and design.
Who should attend:
This course will benefit managers, engineers, analysts, procurement executives and vendors interested in expanding their knowledge of SDR and its role in the JTRS program and other defense initiatives. It will also apply to commercial wireless developers looking for new opportunities outside their traditional market segment. The course covers the basic principles of the SDR technology and its potential as well as delving into many areas of detailed design. Although the course has no prerequisites and is specifically designed for a wide range of interests, it assumes some relevant technical background.
- Hardware defined radio concepts
- SDR concepts & history
- Benefits of SDR
- Standardization activities
- IEEE, 3GPP, 3GPP2, ETSI, ITU
- Object Management Group, SDR Forum
- Ideal SDR architecture and definition
- Network Centric Warfare (NCW)
- What role will SDR play in a NCW future
- Requirements to be levied today to maximize future flexibility and functionality
- Opportunities & risks
- Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)
- Program overview
- Program clusters
- Software architectures
- Hardware specific software architectures
- Abstracted open software architectures
- Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Introduction
- Unified Modeling Language (UML)
- Interface Definition Language (IDL)
- Contract awards and industrial participants
- Software Communications Architecture (SCA)
- Aim and requirements of the SCA
- Architecture Overview
- Functional View
- Networking Overview
- Core Framework
- Hardware Architecture Definition
- Real Time Operating Systems
- Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)
- SCA and JTRS compliance
- International SDR Defense Programs
- The Bowman program in the UK
- The Australian Department of Defence
- Other international programs, France, Sweden & Others
- Communications Systems
- Point to point links (fixed to mobile, mobile to mobile)
- Satellite communications
- Cellular systems design
- Switched vs packet networks
- Adhoc networks
- Waveforms & Air Interfaces
- Analog waveforms
- Amplitude modulation
- Frequency modulation
- Digital waveforms
- Time Division Multiple Access
- Code Division Multiple Access
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
- Standardised waveforms
- GSM, IS95, cdma2000, WCDMA
- LINK 4, LINK 11, LINK 16, SINCGAR, STANAG & others
- Example Software Defined Radios
- Military examples
- Commercial examples
- SDR Detailed Design Topics
- The design process
- The skills spectrum needed for a successful SDR development program
- Applying system engineering methods to SDR development
- Radio Frequency design
- Analogue To Digital And Digital To Analogue Conversion
- Digital up (DUC) and down (DDC) converters
- Baseband Signal Processing Hardware Components
- Engineering Design Assistance Tools
- Example system design using a low cost platform
- Advanced SDR Enabled Techniques & Issues
- Radios with intelligence
- Smart antennas
- Multi-user detection
- Interference cancellation
- Jamming techniques
- Adaptive techniques
- Over-the-air (OTA) provisioning and software download
- Security concerns and the potential for wireless hackers
- Future modes and techniques
- Other SDR Applications
- 3G and 4G
- Civil emergency providers
- Civil aviation
- Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Technologies
- JTRS alternatives
- Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI)
- Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI)
- COTS Hardware
- COTS Operating Systems
- COTS Middleware
- COTS Application Software
- Convergence within military systems
- Convergence within commercial systems
- Convergence between military and commercial systems
- The winners & losers
- The Future For Software Defined Radio
- A prediction for 2014 and 2024
Text: Software Defined Radio for 3G, 2002, by Paul Burns.
About the Instructor
Paul Burns is president and founder of Simplexity Communications, a consultancy company dedicated to providing Software Defined Radio training and development support. He is author of the book Software Defined Radio (SDR) for 3G and has presented SDR papers and tutorials at communications conferences in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. Most recently, Paul presented an SDR seminar at the inaugural Design and Developers Forum at Globecom 2003 in San Francisco. He is a member of the IEEE and the technical organizational committee for forth-coming Globecom Design and Developers Forums. Prior to forming Simplexity Communications, Paul gained 16 years of industry experience with a range of international companies; most importantly he spent 3 years leading the development of SpectruCell, a software-defined cellular mobile base transceiver station (BTS) capable of implementing multiple 2G and 3G air-interfaces. Paul's team completed the world's first dual air-interface GSM and IS95B software defined BTS in 2001.
Paul Burns received his B.E. from The University of South Australia in 1986.
Course: ROO-492 Duration: 4 Days FEE: $1,795 CEUs: 2.88
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding this course
to Zygmond Turski, Program Director, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
Call toll free 1-800-683-7267 from anywhere in the
Continental U.S. or CANADA.
Last modified November 11, 2011.