Next-Generation Waveform for Contested RF Communication Environments

TrellisWare’s new Katana narrowband waveform provides simultaneous voice, position location information, and data in a Mobile Ad-hoc Networking waveform scalable to hundreds of nodes By DA Reporter / 26 Oct 2021
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TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. continues to develop and deploy next generation Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) waveforms with the launch of Katana, its newest resilient narrowband waveform designed to operate in highly contested Radio Frequency (RF) communication environments. 

The Katana waveform represents the modernization of resilient long-range narrowband communications. It provides simultaneous voice, Position Location Information (PLI), and data in a MANET scalable to hundreds of nodes.

Demonstrated in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) programs and testing, Katana is highly resilient to sophisticated electronic attacks and it supports Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) security level interoperability with U.S. Army Program of Record (PoR) Warrior Robust Enhanced Networking (WREN) Narrowband (WREN NB) waveform.

Field-upgradeable for current generation TrellisWare Software Defined Radios (SDRs) to support both the TSM waveform and Katana waveform, the system offers Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency (PACE) capability for operation in both congested and contested environments.

“TrellisWare is excited to offer Katana as part of our MANET arsenal that addresses the evolving needs of the warfighter and provides communications in contested RF environments when nothing else works,” said Dr. Sungill Kim, director of product management and strategic partnerships. 

“The Katana waveform is designed to run on all of TrellisWare’s radios and modules and is SBU interoperable with the WREN NB waveform capable of running on all U.S. Army single channel and multichannel Program of Record radios. 

“We continue to be a leader in resilient waveforms, pursuing the latest technological innovations so that the warfighter is better prepared for conflicts with sophisticated adversaries.”

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