Military Embedded Systems

Comms - Cognitive Radio

SDR for the rapidly evolving demands of test and measurement

By Reza Mohammadi, Neelam Mughees, and Ghozali Suhariyanto Hadi

As communications technologies evolve rapidly, performing test and measurement on communications equipment more easily and flexibly has become increasingly crucial, particularly in military applications. Software-defined radio (SDR) technology-based testing equipment provides the cost efficiency, flexibility, and power to move forward these communications. Test-and-measurement equipment manufacturers must ensure that their product can help their customers accelerate their testing process and expand their testing capabilities, in order to shorten their time to market, reduce costs (as fewer pieces of testing equipment would be needed), and gain a better return on investment (ROI) on their existing testing equipment.