Designing and Upgrading Command and Control Communications Systems for First-Time Success
Military Command & Control (C2) platforms employ several RF communications channels to ensure force coordination over long distances. Unbeknownst to the warfighter, often these critical communication distances are not realized due to self-generated or cosite interference. This degradation has, at its source, insufficient antenna isolation on the C2 platform, lack of transmitter spectral purity and receiver vulnerability to desensitization from local interference. Therefore, antenna placement, transceiver selection and cosite interference mitigation techniques are central to ensuring full communications range is realized.