Stormforce 2 was developed in response to a customer requirement for a reconfigurable platform to meet the demanding processing requirements of current and future wideband satellite communication waveforms, such as DVB (DVB-DSNG, DVB-S, DVB-S2), and legacy waveforms such as INTELSAT (IBS, IDR). It is a high-end ‘software defined radio’ platform that provides the capability to demodulate and decode standard and non-standard Satcom transmissions.
Unique selling points
Stormforce 2 has less than one-quarter of the electronic footprint of other Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) demodulating and decoding receivers, so can operate more discreetly than other systems, providing tactical advantage. The platform is small, with a single 19” chassis providing a compact, flexible and upgradable solution to receiving a large volume of downlinks. Low throughput applications can capitalise on the bidirectional nature of each channel, and provide two independent modems on a single platform.
The SP9000 platform is ideal for many Signal Processing R&D applications, such as the development and evaluation of software defined radio applications, advanced wireless comms, cognitive radio applications, EW applications, and high performance real-time DSP algorithms.