5th Annual Tactical Radio Workshop: Coalition Interoperability
at WInnComm-Europe 2015

7-8 October 2015

7 October 2015
08:30-10:00 Plenary Session

Keynote: SVFuA - Update on the German SDR program, Christian Muthig (German MOD)

Keynote: US European Command presentation TBA

Keynote: Standardization and Innovation: Friend or Foe?, Bosco Novak (Rohde & Schwarz)

10:00-10:30 Networking break

10:30-12:30 Workshop Session 1

Perspective from nations:

  • Lessons learned
  • Challenges and requirements for tactical communications
  • Interoperability and coalition operations
  • Nations programs


  • Finland : FIN SDR programs – roadmap from now towards cognitive MIL handheld radios, Topi Tuukkanen (Finnish Defence Research Agency)
  • France Perspective, Julien Fauquet (France MoD)
  • EDA Perspective

12:30-14:00 Lunch and exhibits

14:00-15:30 Workshop Session 2: Coalition Interoperability Objectives

ESSOR Program: Perspective on Operational Capability, Philippe Margot and Christian Serra (ESSOR/OCCAR)

NATO Narrow Band Networking Waveform Perspective, Edgar Heertje (Netherlands MoD)

CoNSIS: Coalition Network for Secure Information Sharing, Peter Sevenich and Christoph Barz (Fraunhofer)

15:30-16:00 Networking Break

16:00-17:30 Workshop Session 3

Interoperabilty & Airborne operations, Fabrice Fontanier (Rockwell Collins)

How to introduce Dynamic Spectrum Access technology in NATO tactical communications, Vincent Le Nir (Belgium MOD)

Tactical Radio Coalition Interoperability Solution Facilitated by ANW2 AND NINE, Igor Spivak (Harris)

8 October 2015

08:30-10:00 Workshop Session 4

On the Implementation of the NATO NB WF with Low-Cost SDR Platforms, Vincent Le Nir (Belgium MOD)

Modular Waveform Design for Re-use and Incremental Evolution, Boyd Buchin, Thorsten Müller, Henrik Schober and Rainer Storn (Rohde & Schwarz, Germany)
WINNF SCA 4.1 Update and Future Plans

10:30-12:00 Workshop Session 5

EDA Perspective on SDR Standards, Philippe Cambraye (EDA)
Adopting WINNF transceiver facility for spectrum sensors, Tomaz Solc (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

Test Procedures for Software Defined Radio Platforms, Christopher Laske (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Germany); Felix Auer (Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS, Germany)

Modernizing SCA through new Object Management Group (OMG) standards, Johnny Willemsen (Remedy IT, The Netherlands)


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