Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is widely used for military operations. Competing demands for radio spectrum means it must be strictly coordinated and controlled. Battlespace spectrum management is the planning, coordination and management of EMS, to enable military systems to perform their functions without causing or suffering from harmful interference.
Significant importance is placed on the performance of radio intercept receivers, direction finders and communications jamming equipment. Key features that determine the success of a mission is the ability to intercept or jam enemy communications. And similarly, to share information with the command structure without undue interference.
With over three decades of development, HTZ Warfare is a leading military network planning and EW modelling tool. This feature-specific software supports military units around the World. Key functions include:
- Examine links between communication assets and assess the performance of the link in detail. All simulations are based on proven, accurate simulation methods;
- Automated functions to manage repetitive studies and automatically calculate composite coverages and interference analysis;
- Move individual sites and analyse communication capabilities virtually instantly.
- Assess the impact of communication site failures and their impact on the network, so that contingency plans can be included as part of the normal system design process;
- Assess the risk of interception or jamming by known enemy electronic warfare assets;
- Identify network capabilities for moving elements, such as convoys, through hostile territory. Suitable locations for talk-through sites can be easily identified;
- Analyse the operating terrain by using 3D images of the battlefield from every angle;
- Support the complete design of communication networks, including the ability to minimise interference, assign frequencies and generate alternative communication plans;
- Electronic warfare for communications planning can be included by analysing intercept vulnerability, identifying the possible effects of enemy jamming and developing plans to overcome these factors;
- Network changes to any part of a network can be analysed and viewed virtually instantaneously. This includes the ability to assess the effect of failure or enemy action on the network. This supports mitigation planning and reduces the likelihood of communication failures in the field;
- Plans for the deployment of intercept receivers, including intercept coverage assessment and gap identification, maximising the efficiency of deployed sensors or minimising the assets assigned to a given objective;
- Deploy direction finders with best site searching, DF baseline coverage assessment and communications planning between assets. The system can be integrated with DF systems, so that DF hits can be displayed directly on the planner’s screen;
- Plan offensive communication jamming missions, including asset optimisation, communications planning and assessments of jamming effects on own communications systems;
- Determine the vulnerable points in known enemy communications systems and prioritise targets for attack.
HTZ warfare removes the complexity of calculations in the field and simplifies the user experience intuitively across a wide range of applications, including:
- Communications and control
- Special forces
- Transmission troops
- Frequency services
- Radar coverage (including bi-static and multi-static radars)
- Radar countermeasure
- Direction finders
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