Technical Area 2:
Signal Processing for Communications-on-the-Move
Research is needed in signal processing issues related to channel modeling
and prediction for the highly mobile dynamic conditions of a mobile communications
network in the battlefield. Wideband channel propagation studies, modeling,
measurements and simulations leading to analytical statistical models
to enable channel prediction and control are needed. Very high bandwidth,
stealthy short-range communications systems are of interest. Research
is needed in low power signal processing algorithms for smart multifunctional
antennas for mobile platforms including individual soldiers, and for compression,
coding, channel estimation, and collision resolution. Signal processing
algorithms must be developed for multimodal miniaturized software transceivers.
Additional research is needed in low power, robust, multi-user, multimedia,
spread spectrum techniques, and space-time coding.