Collaborative Technology Alliances

Communications and Networks

CTA Communications and Networks Consortium

Survivable Wireless Mobile Networks

Signal Processing for Communications-on-the-Move

Secure Jam-Resistant Communications

Tactical Information Protection


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.

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