Sharing tactical information in the field

April 20, 2021
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Company: INDRA
Location: Spain

Challenge

The key to sharing information in a battlespace environment is good communications links. Spanish defence-integrator INDRA fitted their state-of-the-art 8x8 combat vehicles with a battlefield-management system (BMS). These smart vehicles are the first step towards autonomous defence vehicles, with the Mission System sharing tactical information to dispersed forces in the field. The information, which is generated by sensors, speed-ups the decision-making process and improves synchronization and situational awareness.

Approach

INDRA turned to ATDI to simulate communications links as the battalions move around. HTZ Warfare plans, models and simulates tactical communication links for UHF, VHF, HF, Satellite and Wifi, allowing battalions to operate up to 100 nodes over a 300 km² area. One of the main components of the BMS, is the capability to position the vehicle and monitor its direction in real-time, so accelerating the decision-making abilities and likelihood of mission success.

Solution

HTZ is a technology-neutral radio simulation software that allows military and civil network operators to plan, model and simulate radio communications networks. To support real-time information sharing, INDRA needed to model scenarios using approx. 50-100 mobile nodes (with traffic and mobility profiles), across different areas over 300 km², with C/N+I and overlapping values. HTZ supports frequency planning and interference analysis of the links in the deployment of these nodes.

ATDI supplied multiple licenses of HTZ Warfare along with associated training and ongoing software support.

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