If U.S. Army scientists have their way, future antennas for vehicles and dismounted infantry will be smaller and more nondescript and will feature greatly increased reception. Research is focusing on lightweight conformal antennas that can be built into soldiers’ uniforms and equipment as well as vehicle structures.
Encryptor for High-Frequency Radios
This device is designed to support manpack radios and transceiver systems. The DV AES-256 Encryptor is engineered to improve the quality of voice communications in harsh and noisy environments. The encryptor can be programmed via a radio handset or the front panel of the transceiver. The device features 258-bit AES encryption, 128-bit CES encryption and frequency hopping keys. For more information, visit www.codanusinc.com.
Managing bandwidth over military computer networks is critical for modern combat operations. An experimental networking protocol may help get vital information to warfighters by tracking data and giving priority to specific users, such as a unit involved in a firefight.
Government and defense agencies can use a new data mining application to help gather and share information and intelligence as well as look for national security and terrorist threats. The tool searches the Internet and provides organizations with data that enables them to make informed decisions and, if necessary, respond quickly.