Multi-domain RFoF for Defence Open Standards
PPM Systems is leading the way in defining open standards for applying RF over fibre (RFoF) to the next generation of defence procurement. The team’s passion for collaboration means the solutions PPM develops take advantage of best-of-breed technologies, ensuring in-service equipment in land, air, sea, space and cyber domains remain forever green.
- Seeding, maturing and applying open standards, including MORA, Open VPX and JICD 4.2 (CS)
- Integration of open standards into the CEMA environment by engaging commercial, technical and user communities
- Blending core competencies with other system integrators in collaborative teams
- Developing with future extensibility in mind, allowing maximum value to be extracted from systems as they are upgraded through their service life.
Future equipment delivery programmes that develop open standards for CEMA integration must support the freedom to apply operational advantage through synchronising and coordinating electromagnetic activities. It is well understood that using stove-piped solutions to go toe-to-toe against the might of commercial investment in information technologies is an unsustainable approach, so the development of open standards that support systems integration is essential to deliver against the CEMA vision.
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Why use Open Architectures?
Current joint doctrine notes a move away from military services conducting CEMA independently, advocating for more coordinated joint force activities. This white paper describes the benefits of moving to an open standards based approach to RF system architectures as a solution to the present day challenge of disintegrated and stove-piped equipment.
Benefits of Applying Open Architectures
PPM Systems integrated COTS modules, through the application of standard communications protocols and a generic vehicle architecture (GVA) GUI, to create the ‘Crossbow’ signal analysis system.