Rafael unveils Bnet Broadband MANET IP Software Defined Radio.

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Eurosatory 2012
International Land Defence & Security Exhibition
, France
11 - 15 June 2012
Rafael at Eurosatory 2012 Press Release
Friday, June 8, 2012, 03:15 PM
Rafael unveils Bnet Broadband MANET IP Software Defined Radio
BNet is a mobile Ad-Hoc Radio communications network for the transmission of reliable digital information at high data rates among a large number of users.
BNet is an integrated C3 system providing position and jam-resistant high-speed Data and Voice (Analogy and VoIP) used for combat communications in a modern battlefield.
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BNet is a mobile Ad-Hoc Radio communications network for the transmission of reliable digital information at high data rates among a large number of users.
Bnet Broadband MANET IP Software Defined Radio (SDR) on the battlefield.

Connectivity and Mobility:
By integrating BNet-Waveform, BNet SDR equipment offers transverse communications, high data rate transmission on the move and mobility management that greatly improve the connection between the users from HQ to small action units.

With a scalable capacity of multi simultaneous channels and embedded routing capability, BNet acts as a communication node. Each channel can be configured and programmed independently according to a majority of missions dedicated to mobile battlefield platforms.

Based on an open architecture, compliant with Software Communication Architecture (SCA 2.2) international standard and a powerful programmable hardware platform, BNet ensures enhanced functionality, expandability and waveform portability accommodating future technology or requirements upgrades with ease. This flexibility is improved due to the modular hardware architecture of BNet.

BNET Key Capabilities
-Compact form-factor -Vehicular and Hand-held configurations
-Ultra-high date rate- delivering real-time high-resolution video, images, data and voice
-Flexible frequency range operation
-Flexible bandwidth - Software-configurable channel bandwidth
-Adaptive modulation - OFDM modulations
-Adaptive transmission power - Up to 10 watts
-High dynamic range - From -113 dBm
-Location awareness - Embedded GPS
-Fully Digital implementation enables very short switching
-Secure communication and built-in ECCM (frequency-hopping)

BNet as a Dual Mode Radio for Ground and Air applications:
BNET is a Software Defined Radio with the capability to operate simultaneously in Dual Bands e.g., the UHF for Ground applications using the OFDM type of modulation and the L band using the QPSK modulation for Air applications.

The BNet Networking Aspects:
The BNet Waveform is an innovative MANET (Mobile Ad-hoc Network) waveform for SDR that leverages the unique BNet multi-packet and multi-channel reception technology to create a truly scalable and self-forming MANET.

The BNet waveform includes the following key functionalities:
Innovative spectrum and slot management: Given a set of frequency channels and QoS (Quality Of Service) requirements information, BNet efficiently allocates only the needed frequency channels and time slots to meet the required QoS for TCP/IP and UDP/IP applications according to the current traffic load.
Unicast, Multicast and Broadcast Routing based on the OLSR (Optimized Link-State Routing) algorithm.
Advanced QoS support: BNet provides a broad range of QoS levels supporting the versatile needs of different applications. These QoS levels differ in their delay, jitter, throughput, reliability and priority.
IP service applications suite provides a seamless interoperability with any standard IP infrastructure. The suit includes SIP, dynamic DNS, DHCP and address auto configuration. These applications are optimized to work over a MANET while keeping a standard interface to the hosts.

Connectivity with other networks/ BNet as an IP radio:
BNet is designed to support full interoperability with standard IP equipment. The interoperability enables simple integration of multiple networks, allows benefiting from technological advances in general IP market and does not introduce excess complications at the network maintenance level.
BNet's implementation of the above (requirements) includes an embedded IP router supporting interoperability with other standard IP routers.