The international jv a4ESSOR gains acceptance of the ESSOR HDR Base Waveform

(To Leonardo)

a4ESSOR SAS (Alliance for ESSOR), a multinational joint venture engaged in the development of a European Secure Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, has obtained formal acceptance of the High Data Rate (HDR) Base Waveform, designed in the context of of the ESSOR OC1 (European Secure Software Defined Radio - Operational Capability 1) contract signed with OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'ARmement).

This step follows the quality recognition and waveform acceptance tests, successfully carried out last November in the Leonardo laboratories in Pisa. This is an important result that rewards two and a half years of development activities involving all the partner industries.

In the next phase the a4ESSOR partners will bring the ESSOR HDR Base Waveform into their respective Software Defined Radio (SDR). The final interoperability tests between the radios of the countries involved will complete the ESSOR OC1 project with the release of updated ESSOR Target Waveforms ready to be used in operational scenarios.

This milestone not only confirms the maturity of ESSOR technology but also demonstrates that cooperation, both between states and between companies, represents a key element in increasing the effectiveness of products and the competitiveness of European industries active in the global communications market.

a4ESSOR is a joint venture between Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France), responsible for the management of industrial activities under the ESSOR program and coordination of the work of all partners.

The ESSOR program was launched in 2009 under the auspices of the European Defense Agency (EDA). The goal is to develop a software radio architecture and a new ESSOR HDR WF team, in order to facilitate interoperability between the European Armed Forces.