HTZ Warfare

Modelling all radio communications technologies between 8kHZ to 1THz
Battlespace spectrum management
Electronic Warfare comms
Self-organising networks
Radio network optimisation
Supports UAV/UAS
Tactical radio network planning

Overview

ATDI is a global leader in battlespace spectrum management solutions for military, government departments and security agencies. HTZ Warfare is a radio network planning and spectrum engineering tool for the deployment, optimisation and real-time analysis of tactical military communications.

HTZ Warfare exploits spectrum dependent systems and features dedicated military functions for the management of military communications links, electronic warfare sensors, radio jammers and radars.  It enables network operators to plan missions using receivers, direction-finding and communications jamming equipment.  Using HTZ Warfare, sensors can be deployed and optimised to maximise the probability of mission success, while minimising the number of sensors to be deployed. HTZ Warfare is capable of modelling airborne, terrestrial and maritime platforms.

HTZ Warfare can model airborne, terrestrial and maritime platforms, as well as mission planning for live operations. ATDI’s battle-proven solutions are used for operational analysis to aid the development of new systems and to assess emerging technologies.

HTZ Warfare is a complete software solution for the management of electronic warfare communications.

 

 


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FEATURES

Network simulation – for spectrum engineering tactical mission planning and analysis;

Mission planning – to provide support to tactical units in the field and provide command centre secure communication lines;

Radar detection capability analysis – predicting the areas and elevations for radar coverage;

Jamming efficiency analysis – identifying areas where the jammer can be effective in interrupting enemy communications;

Automation capabilities – to customise workflows to support different end-user requirements or system capabilities. This simplifies interfaces for software users who may not have a radio propagation background or users who are in the field;

UAV/UAS mission planning – including integration between ground-to-air and air-to-air services and the ability to model coexistence with other communication service users;

Network modelling – to model dynamic military scenarios and featuring on-the-move capability;

Flightpath RF simulation analysis – importing flight-path information and conducting propagation modelling and communication validation.

Dedicated military functions - including direction finding, jamming and radar features.

Powerful propagation engine - to support network modelling and to manage RF simulations for flight-path analysis for UAV/UAS.

 

PLANNING AUTOMATION & API

HTZ Warfare is an off-the-shelf solution that can be deployed in standalone mode or embedded into existing or new systems. It's compatible with RESTful API, which allows for interactions with front-end web services. The API acts as a mediator between the users or clients and HTZ Warfare. As a result of the client-server architecture, requests are managed through HTTP or other secure modes. Other architectures like WIN Socket can be accommodated. All options offer high levels of interoperability and allow for plug-in functions to meet end-user requirements.

The API allows users to launch a black box of action codes to automate workflows within the software. The maximum number of simultaneous licenses of HTZ Warfare running is equal to the number of licenses purchased. This means a single virtual machine can run multiple licenses of the software, with commands launched in order of priority. This responsive solution allows users to interact with the radio planning functions in real-time and responsively. The Rest API supports synchronization with a unique SQL database, as well as supporting parallel computing, which relies on the simultaneous use of computer resources to massively improve the calculation speeds.

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HTZ Warfare supports

HTZ Warfare is a dedicated RF engineering tool for the planning, modelling and management of tactical networks using the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). This feature-specific software supports military units around the globe. Key benefits include:

  • Examine and assess links between communication assets for performance
  • Able to move individual sites and analyse communication capabilities instantly
  • Assess the impact of communication site failures on the network to enable the creation of contingency plans
  • Assess the risk of interception or jamming by known enemy EW assets
  • Identify network capabilities for moving elements like convoys through hostile territories
  • Identify suitable locations for talk-through sites
  • Analyse the operating terrain using 3D maps
  • Network design support for interference mitigation, assignment of frequencies and generating alternative communication plans
  • EW comms planning including analysis of intercept vulnerability and enemy jamming
  • Analysis of network changes including the assessment of comms failures or enemy action on the network
  • Deploy intercept receivers, including intercept coverage assessment and gap identification. The aim is to maximise the efficiency of deployed sensors or minimise the assets assigned to a given objective
  • Deploy direction finders with best site searching, DF baseline coverage assessment and communications planning between assets. This system integrates with DF systems so DF hits can be displayed directly on the planner’s screen
  • Plan offensive jamming missions, including asset optimisation, communications planning and assessments of jamming effects on own communications systems
  • Determine the vulnerable points in enemy communications systems and prioritise targets for attack.

HTZ Warfare is an advanced battlespace RF planning and modelling software for spectrum engineering for tactical mission planning and analysis.

  • Design and optimise military communication networks for frequencies ranging from 10 kHz up to 450 GHz;
  • Manages HF, VHF/UHF, PMR, TRS, MW, Satellite, 2G - 5G, Wi-Fi, IoT network modelling and analysis;
  • Provides accurate simulation of advanced EW mission planning including jammers, radars, DF, interception & UAV/UAS;
  • Optimises site locations, number, power, frequency and efficiency of any radio system;
  • Provides advanced modelling of the electronic warfare battlefield (ELINT, COMINT) in 2D/3D views;
  • Creates coexistence scenarios for multiple radio systems;
  • Manages out-of-band interference, inter-modulation calculations and EMC analysis;
  • Models Air-to-Air/ Air-to-Ground/ Ground-to-Air communications and analysis;
  • Calculates battleship interference analysis for various near-field radio systems.

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HTZ warfare is used extensively to manage UAV/UAS networks. These networks often require integration between ground-to-air, air-to-air services and complex scenarios for compatibility with other civilian and military communication services.

  • Features aeronautical propagation model ITU-R P. 528 ;
  • Manages frequency planning and interference analysis along with the waypoints;
  • Enables self-healing network planning using mesh techniques;
  • Features path-specific way-point coverage and optimisation on the fly path to overcome connectivity issues;
  • Enables radar detection avoidance planning by optimising the flying path and altitude optimisation;
  • Calculates interference levels when terrestrial networks directly impact drones along flight paths;
  • Instantaneous roll, pitch and course modelling; antenna orientation calculations and antenna discrimination along the flying path

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HTZ warfare supports communications between sea to sea, sea to air and land to sea in a maritime environments.

The complex scenarios for coverage, interference and intermodulation, which can be impacted within a battleships/ships environment, can be examined and simulated to ensure the radio systems in the same vessel are not negatively impacted in terms of performance or efficiency.

  • Near-field scenarios in Battleship: HF/VHF/UHF, radar, satellite systems intermodulation analysis;
  • Location optimisation of new radio systems against existing radios on board;
  • 3D modelling of battleships/ships from AutoCAD, ESRI Shape and PDF drawing;
  • Interference analysis against terrestrial radios against satellite earth stations to identify exclusion zones.

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HTZ warfare repeatedly performs highly accurate propagation predictions.

  • Features prospective planning to identify the best locations for new sites for greenfield and densification scenarios;
  • Supports migration analysis from analogue to digital communications;
  • Provides analysis of outdoor to indoor coverage by signal penetration loss calculations;
  • Manages population analysis by points, areas by vector polygon imports or raster files;
  • Allows in-depth coverage studies for network coverage, composite coverage, overlapping, best server and network densification;
  • Features propagation model-tuning by correlating analysis between predictions and measurements;
  • Automates frequency assignment and optimisation;
  • Manages traffic analysis by the ground occupancy, target areas or mesh blocks to cover;
  • Features P2P network analysis including path profile, reliability, automatic optimisation of the heights (plus power, frequency and space diversity) and frequency analysis;
  • P25 Simulcast planning and analysis.

View our Electromagnetic Deconfliction in TETRA networks demo.

HTZ warfare supports the design and modelling of TETRA, PMR/DMR, P25 and PS- LTE networks. It manages key functions such as coverage, capacity, site parameters and neighbour planning and optimisation.

It provides the highest levels of reliability, availability and resilience of critical communications networks. And allows operators to migrate smoothly to broadband connectivity and new technologies. Key features include:

  • Coverage and capacity planning;
  • Interference calculations;
  • Automated handover, neighbour list planning and analysis;
  • Monte Carlo simulations;
  • Automatic site planning and optimisation;
  • Automatic frequency planning;
  • Traffic & mobility profile editor (end devices).

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HTZ warfare is designed to predict HF Groundwave and Skywave propagation parameters, including Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Maximum usable frequency (MUF), Frequency of Optimum Transmission (FOT), Field Strength and reliability. The key features include:

  • Ground-wave propagation based on ITU-R P. 368-9 using conductivity and permittivity properties of the earth to calculate path loss;
  • Skywave for LF/MF at night using ITU-R P. 1147-2;
  • Downlink and uplink calculations supporting full reciprocity to users modelling mobile systems;
  • Able to study HF signal levels at different times of the day at different seasons;
  • Models sunspots and their impact on HF communications;
  • Calculates min/max and optimum frequency for HF communications;
  • Models ship transmitters;
  • Produces H & V cuts for HF antenna using type, ground conductivity, dielectric constant and operating frequency;
  • Features ITU R-533.

HTZ Warfare supports microwave link design for networks in any frequency band. It features an integral propagation model library which covers the frequency range 30MHz up to 300GHz.

This multi-functional tool enables users to manage multiple technologies in one project. Key features include:

  • MW link design;
  • Profile budget calculations;
  • Frequency and space diversity;
  • Multi-K factor calculations;
  • Climate and rain parameters;
  • Path loss calculations;
  • Automatic antenna orientation;
  • Link optimisation;
  • Automated frequency planning;
  • Interference calculations;
  • Quality objective calculations – ITU-R F. 1703 and ITU-T G.827

View our Microwave frequency assignment demo.

LTE and 5G are important to military organisations because they offer higher performance and support additional capabilities for data-driven applications. These capabilities support a new networked way of warfighting that brings together sensors and machines to revolutionise the battlespace.

HTZ Warfare supports LTE/5G private network planning and modelling and is used by military network operators across all domains.

In the UK alone, there are over 80 military and civilian aeronautical radars. To support the growing demand to monitor the airways, radar manufacturers and system integrators need to understand how radar performance can be impacted by interference.

HTZ Warfare features dedicated features for radar modelling, including:

  • Radar coverage - target detection height
  • Radar coverage - minimum defection height
  • Radar FS coverage (TD included)
  • Radar interference
  • Radar horizon tour
  • Mobile radar coverage
  • Radar constraint areas
  • Radar coordination

Licensing

Perpetual
  • Indefinite access to software
  • Includes 1st-year maintenance contract
  • Regular software updates are available *
  • Access to ATDI's cartographic database*
*Subject to a valid maintenance contract
Hire
  • Monthly or yearly subscriptions
  • Scale up or down depending on workload
  • Add users as required and remove when not in use
  • Access to ATDI's cartographic database
Licensing modes

Online: requires an internet connection to access a standalone or server licence

Offline:
no internet connection is needed to access a standalone licence

USB key:
online software download with access via a hardware dongle (offline)

Virtual Machine: access via end-user VM or cloud-based server options

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Current Version

What is the recommended PC / laptop configuration?

We recommend the following hardware specification to run HTZ communications / HTZ Warfare:

Processor: x64 multicore (Intel™ I7 or better CPU) with 4 cores minimum
Memory: 16 GB or more (minimum 8 GB)
Graphics adapter: memory of 2 GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD Display (1920 x 1080 minimum)
Graphic card: 2 GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080 minimum)
Hard disk: SSD 1 TB or more. Storage: 2 TB
Internet access for map download and access to the online library
Microsoft Office™ x64
X64 Operating systems: Windows™ 7, Windows™ 8, Windows™ 10, Windows™ 11, Windows Server™ 2012, Windows Server™ 2016, Windows Server™ 2019, Windows Server™ 2022.

NB. FIPS encryption compatible.

What is the recommended server configuration

Memory: 16 GB and more (minimum 8 GB)
Processor: x64 multicore (Intel® I7 or better CPU) with 4 cores minimum
Hard disk: SSD 1 TB or more. Storage: 2 TB
x64 multicore (Intel™ I7 or better CPU) with 4 cores minimum
Internet access (for map download and access to the online library)
Graphics card: 2 GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080 minimum)
x64 OS Operating systems: Windows™ 7, Windows™ 8, Windows™ 10, Windows™ 11, Windows Server™ 2012, Windows Server™ 2016, Windows Server™ 2019, Windows Server™ 2022

NB. FIPS encryption compatible.

Can I use my customised propagation model in HTZ?

HTZ allows users to integrate their custom propagation models into the software. For more information, please contact support@atdi.com

Can I model indoor propagation with HTZ?

Our software supports the complete network lifecycle including network design, planning and optimization. It allows engineers to model coverage from outdoor into indoor spaces and indoor to indoor, providing seamless coverage for end users.

Can I still use my old dongle?

As part of the upgrade from ICST to HTZ, we now use soft key activation codes. These are installed in the software directory for standalone licenses or on the server. The license options for these are listed below:

Standalone licence/s: This licence is attached to one standalone PC or laptop. Once the licence has been activated, it remains attached to the computer where the activation is initiated. No other application or software tool is required for set-up. A standalone licence allows each user to operate up to three instances of the software (CALs) at any one time.

Server licence: A Licence Server Management Tool needs installing and the server licence must be activated on that Server. The Client computer will then connect to the server to activate their local license. Any computer connected to the LAN can use HTZ, with the number of concurrent users or sessions equal to the number of licences available. A server licence allows each user to activate one instance of the software (CAL) per licence at any one time.

What propagation models are available in HTZ?

Our software supports a plethora of propagation models. For the latest released version, contact our support helpdesk.

Deygout 1994
Deygout 1991
Deygout 1966
Bullington
Delta-BullingtonDiffraction
UTD3D Multipath: Ray-tracing and Lambertian reflections2D reflections: minima/maxima, reflection point, 2-ray model
Absorption (dB/km, mix Diffraction/absorption…)
ITU-R P.617-3
ITU-R P.617-5
ITU-R P.676-12
ITU-R F.1820-0
ITU-R P.840-8
ITU-R P.530-18
ITU-R P.837-7
ITU-R P.838-3
Crane
ITU-R P.525-4
ITU-R P.526-15
ITU-R P.526-11
ITU-R P.1546-6
ITU-R P.1812-6
ITU-R P.452-17
ITU-R P.452-14
ITU-R P.368-9
ITU-R P.1147-4
ITU-R P.528-3
ITU-R P.528-5
ITU-R P.2001-4
ITM-NTIA (Longley-Rice)
Durkin3GPP-LTE (urban/rural)
SUI
Okumura-Hata
Hata Seamcat modified
Hata Cost 231
Cost 231 open
OHD TSB-88
Hata modified by ACMA
Wojnar
Egli
ITU-R P.529-3
ITU-R P.370-7
Cardif (HTZ warfare only)
ITU-R P.533-13
African Broadcast
FCC 98
3GPP-LTE
Johnson-Gerhardt IF77
ITU-R M.1225-0
ITU-R P.2109-1
ITU-R P.2040-2
TSB-88
NBS 101
ITU-R P.618-13
ITM 122
Walfisch-Ikegami
Vigants

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What choices do you offer for hosting your software?

ATDI offers a choice of software hosting options. Our users adopt a desktop solution (standalone) or through LAN-server license or VPN (server) or via the end-user Virtual Machine (VM) or cloud-based server options (cloud).

What does the maintenance contract include?

To ensure our users make the most from their software, we offer an annual maintenance-service contract which offers access to:

Technical Support helpdesk – providing remote technical support and assistance. Our team of experts will diagnose, clarify and correct any issues that occur using our software from Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00 CET.

Software updates – providing timely software updates ensuring our software solutions keep up-to-date with technology developments and are free of errors.

Access to our map data library – providing users with royalty-free cartography ready for direct import into our software solutions.

What software licensing options are available?

We offer two licensing options: perpetual license for indefinite use and hire licenses.

Users can download the software onto as many machines as required. This software is activated in two ways:

Standalone license: This version is fixed to a standalone PC or laptop. Once the license has been activated, it remains attached to the machine where the activation is initiated. No other software application is required for set up. A standalone license allows each user to operate three instances of the software (CALs) at any one time. 

Server license: This option requires a License Server Management Tool to be installed and the license must be activated on that Server. The Client computer then connects to the server to activate their license. Any computer connected to the LAN can use the software, with the number of concurrent users or sessions equal to the number of licenses available. A server license allows each user to activate one instance of the software (CAL) per license at any one time.

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