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a4ESSOR achieves acceptance for its software-defined radio technology

13th May 2021 - 15:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo SWave VQ1 software-defined radio. (Photo: a4ESSOR)

European joint venture, a4ESSOR, passes formal acceptance test for its ESSOR HDR Base Waveform.

a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR) has achieved formal acceptance for its high data rate (HDR), base waveform European Secure Software-Defined Radio (ESSOR) technology.

It has been developed under the ESSOR OC1 (Operational Capability 1) contract signed with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR).

Formal acceptance of the ESSOR HDR base waveform builds on the successful acceptance tests by Leonardo in November 2020, which were followed by formal quality acceptance. It rewards two and a half years of development work involving all ESSOR industry partners.

 a4ESSOR’s partners will port the ESSOR HDR base waveform to their respective software-defined radios as part of the next phase of the project.

Final interoperability tests between the partners’ radios will complete the ESSOR OC1 project, with the release of improved and up-to-date ESSOR Target Waveforms.

This milestone confirms the maturity of the ESSOR technology. It demonstrates that multi-national cooperation is a key element in the enhancement of European products and the competitiveness of European industries.

a4ESSOR is a JV between Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo, (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France). The ESSOR programme was launched in 2009 under the European Defence Agency. 

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