Clear communication is of utmost importance with military and aerospace tactical operations—broken link or a missed signal can mean the difference between a successful or failed mission. The only way to ensure that critical communication systems will perform as required is through rigorous testing in real-world scenarios. Recreating these complex scenarios in the field is not always practical or possible, but conducting repeatable tests in a laboratory environment can achieve the analysis and results needed to ensure field communication success.
Spirent channel emulation solutions are uniquely capable of accurately addressing the testing needs of these critical military communication systems within lab environments, before risking issues with deployment in the field. With Spirent’s solution portfolio, defense and aerospace organizations can replicate the comprehensive impairment and spatial conditions of even the most complex wireless channels, to test:
Ensure constant communications for high priority applications even if individual links fail. Test up to 16 nodes under a variety of independent channels, network configurations and usage scenarios.
Wideband Frequency Hopping
Test spread-spectrum signals for interference and interception vulnerabilities. Vertex provides up to 200MHz bandwidth per channel, with 1GHz+ widths via concatenation, to accommodate a wide array of spread-spectrum signals.
Convert RF to millimeter wave (mmWave) to test 5G implementation scenarios on base stations or end devices. The Vertex High Frequency Converter (Vertex HFC) upconverts RF signals to the 28GHz frequency range and vice-versa, or can be customized for other frequencies.
A Myriad of Real-World Scenarios
The dynamic emulation environment enables realistic scenario modeling for a variety of complex environments. Ultrasonic Doppler shifts as high as 12kHz and mmWave communications allow for flight to ground, flight to space, and high-speed vehicle test scenarios.