Military Communications

Tac CommsAs a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment and secure military radios for airborne, shipborne, and ground operations, Rohde & Schwarz has the combined expertise to meet any test challenge, from legacy communications through to the latest SDR designs.  Our equipment is used for testing ADC/DAC, local oscillators, power amplifiers, transmitters/receivers, and antenna subsystems.  Rohde & Schwarz is a leader in test solutions for OFDM and MIMO technologies and has broad expertise in all of the latest commercial communications standards.

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RF Vector Signal Analyzers - Handheld, Signal Source Analyzers, Real-Time, and High-End Spectrum Analysis

Portfolio of spectrum analyzers at several price/performance levels provide modulation analysis for a variety of standards and modulation formats.  Click here for more information

RF Vector Signal Generators - Transmitter Stimulus and Receiver Testing

Portfolio of signal generators provide flexible generation of digital I/Q signals. Click here for more information

RF Analog Signal Generators: SMB100A

Low phase noise analog signal generators for component test and receiver blocking.  Click here for more information

Baseband Signal Generators

Rohde & Schwarz offers analog and digital signal generators with a variety of bandwidths/data rates, standards, modulations and functions. Click here for more information

R&S® WinIQSIM2 Simulation Software - Flexible Generation of Digital I/Q Signals

R&S®WINIQSIM2 has been developed for easy generation of digitally modulated signals.  A graphical user interface allows intuitive operation, and a standards library enables rapid signal creation for easy integration with R&S Signal Generators.  Click here for more information

Vector Network Analyzers: ZNB Vector Network Analyzer

The ZNB family of network analyzers feature high measurement speed, outstanding precision and exceptional ease of operation.  Click here for more information

Portable Radio Test Set: CTH200A Series

Portable radio tester for go/no-go testing of analog FM radios.  Click here for more information

New reference in radio testing: CMA180 Radio Test Set

The R&SCMA180 is a radiocommunications tester for radio systems that operate in the 100 kHz to 3 GHz range. Its technology is based fully on digital signal processing and advanced computing.  Click here for more information

Coexistence Test of LTE and Radar Systems - 1MA211

Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar, military Air Traffic Surveillance (ATS) radar and meteorological radar operate in the S-Band frequency range. In fact 4G communication systems such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) make also use of these frequencies. Test and measurement of their coexistence is absolutely essential as performance degradation of mobile devices and networks and even malfunction of ATC radars has been proven. This application note describes LTE and S-Band radar coexistence test and measurement. It addresses LTE user equipment, base stations and S-Band radars and presents test solutions. View application note here

Multi-Channel Signal Generation Applications with a Vector Signal Generator

This application note gives an overview of common multi-channel application examples and how to equip the Rohde & Schwarz signal generator R&SSMW200A appropriately.   View application note here

How to Select an Analog Signal Generator

This primer provides an overview of analog signal generators including their key specifications, modulation capabilities and applications, thus providing helpful information in determining which analog signal generator is the best fit for your application.   View primer here

Simplify Your Envelope Tracking Test System

This application card how the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator combined with the R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer offers fast and simple power amplifier testing including envelope tracking and digital predistortion, effectively replacing complex test setups.  View application card here

LTE-Advanced (3GPP Rel.12) Technology Introduction

This white paper summarizes significant additional technology components based on LTE, which are included in 3GPP Release 12 specifications.  View white paper here

Vulnerabilities of LTE and LTE-Advanced Communication

This White Paper will focus on the vulnerabilities of LTE communication by explaining LTE jamming and unintentional interference problems, address the coexistence issues with other services, and discuss the mitigation options to build a broad perspective on the possible deployment of the LTE technology for future military and civil governmental applications.  View application note here

Simplifying Receiver Testing

This application card describes how the advanced generation capabilities of the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator can simplify receiver testing up to 20 GHz by removing the need for multiple signal generators. This single-box solution brings the real world into your lab.   View application note here

Antenna Basics - 8GE01

This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained. A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types concludes this white paper..  View application note here

Envelope Tracking and Digital Pre-Distortion Test Solution for RF Amplifiers - 1GP104

The R&S®SMW200A together with the R&S®FSW is a state of the art testing solution that significantly reduces the required hardware for testing power amplifiers with envelope tracking and/or digital pre-distortion. This application note introduces the test solution in detail and presents corresponding measurement examples.  View application note here

Simulating Fading with R&S® Vector Signal Generators -1GP99

This application note gives a brief introduction to fading and explains how to use the fading simulators in custom applications. View document here

Test and Measurement Solutions for Software Defined Radios (SDR) - 1MA206_1e

This document provides an introduction to SDR as used for military radios and presents the relevant T&M solutions offered by Rohde & Schwarz. View document here

Versatile RF Fading Simulator with Vector Signal Analyzer and Vector Signal Generators - 1MA145A_3e

This application note describes how a versatile RF Fading Simulator can easily be built using a R&S signal analyzer with digital base band interface and a R&S signal generator with digital baseband inputs and fading simulator option.  View application note here

How to Use the Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®: 1MA171

This application note outlines different approaches for remote-controlling Rohde & Schwarz instruments out of MathWorks MATLAB®.  For this purpose, the Rohde & Schwarz VXI Plug & Play instrument drivers are used.  View application note here

Implementation of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis - 1EF77

This white paper describes the implementation of the R&S FSVR's realtime capabilities.  It shows fields of application as well as the technical implementation. View white paper here

Testing Airborne Radios to the Limits

This application card discusses the use of test and measurement equipment to replace extensive field tests on fast hopping radios by simulating real-world radio link conditions in the lab.  View application card here

Intermodulation Measurements on RF Amplifiers

This application card describes the R&S®ZNB Vector Network Analyzer solution that enables easy configuration and calibration using the intermodulation wizard.  View application card here

CDM-Toolbox - Digital Modulation in a Simple Way

This application note provides a brief introduction into the capabilities of the R&S Vector Signal Generators (VSG) to create user defined digitally modulated signals called Custom Digital Modulation (CDM).  View application note here

Testing Hopping Radios with Confidence

This application card describes the real-time option with the R&S®FSW-K160R that enables wideband signal analysis and high probability of intercept.  View application card here

Vulnerabilities of LTE

This webinar offers a glimpse of vulnerabilities and challenges to LTE. Originally recorded with the AOC Virtual Series on February 19, 2015. View webinar here

LTE - Ready for Critical Communication

This webinar presentation focuses on the current status of standardization as well as identifying its technical challenges.View webinar here

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