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The high-speed waveform developed under the leadership of the European armaments agency OCCAR in the PESCO project European Secure Software Defined Radio (ESSOR) has been accepted by the client and may be used.

In the ESSOR OC1 (Operational Capability 1) contract, the OCCAR 2017 commissioned the “Alliance for ESSOR” (a4ESSOR) with the development of a basic waveform for a high data rate (High Data Rate, HDR). The a4ESSOR joint venture includes companies from five EU countries: Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France). The contract runs for 63 months and is endowed with 100 million euros.

The prerequisite for the formal acceptance of the HDR waveform (HDR WF) were the successful tests at Leonardo at the end of 2020. After the final quality tests, it was found that the two-and-a-half year development was successful. The a4ESSOR partners will port the ESSOR HDR base waveform to their respective software-defined radios in the next phase of the project.

This is followed by interoperability tests between the partners' radios. If the result is positive, the ESSOR target waveforms are released for use. This completes the ESSOR OC1 project.

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Gerhard Heiming