Electronic warfare jamming tech can be programmed on cue to simulate signalsNews
December 14, 2015
NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. At the National Training Center, the A U.S. Army Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO) team briefed senior leaders on the completion of a demonstration of the electronic jamming technology that was developed at the Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.
Curtis Leslie, a TSMO electronics engineer, explained how the small, direct inject jammers can be programmed on to cue to simulate jamming of radio signals that are used for electronic detection and communications during battlefield training scenarios.
"We can install them in tactical vehicles - Humvees, 5-ton trucks," Leslie says. "Our injection jammers can be used in lieu of open air jamming."
The jammer box can be programmed to produce different jamming signals when cued by a line-of-sight signal remotely sent by the trainer. It is installed between the antennae and radio transceiver.
Leslie says the injection jamming technology is not new, however recent advances have allowed jammers to be smaller in size, requiring less power, which make them ideal for training centers where getting clearance for very congested environments in the wireless spectrum from the military and Federal Communications Commission or Federal Aviation Administration agency would prove difficult.
The demonstration is part of the Army's space training strategy to offer advanced technologies developed by TSMO.
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