C4ISR domain… an ongoing evolution.
Sabre is playing a key role in numerous U.S. Army and Navy programs to integrate advanced technologies in sensors, communications, information operations, and electronic warfare (EW) domains in ways which will significantly enhance warfighting effectiveness. Our work spans the entire spectrum from design and development of new capabilities to in-service support and modernization, and includes support for Department of Defense program managers as well as the science and technology, engineering, test and evaluation, and logistics communities.
The evolution of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) into a more fully integrated and networked capability to deliver greater situational awareness more rapidly across all combat and support elements requires not only a knowledge of the systems and technologies involved, but how to protect that capability from compromise and/or exploitation. Our engineers are helping develop and apply the technologies and techniques that will protect those networks against jamming and cyber-attack. This is an an effective offensive capability in support of the U.S. Army CEMA (Cyber Electromagnetic Activities) concept which integrates offensive cyber, defensive cyber, and EW.
History has demonstrated that the only sustainable advantage in business or in a battle space is the ability to learn faster, deploy and apply that knowledge more quickly than a competitor or adversary. That thought is central to Sabre’s business strategy and is how we approach C4ISR concepts to provide the fastest, most flexible, and secure capability to warfighters in a rapidly changing environment.
Sabre is experienced in the following C4ISR tasks:
- Antenna Technology
- Commercial Wireless Technology
- Communications (M&S)
- Communications Security
- Cryptographic Evaluations
- Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
- Electromagnetic Interference & Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Electronic Warfare
- Hardware Integration
- Information Assurance
- ISR Test & Evaluation
- Link 11/16 Integration & Test
- Mobile Networking Analysis
- Program Management
- Radio Frequency (Modeling & Simulation)
- SATCOM (on-the-move)
- Senor/Data Fusion
- Signal Processing
- Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering
- Tactical Communications & Networking Studies and Analysis
- Tactical Radio
SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK
Littoral and Advanced Sensor Technologies, NAVAIR
Sabre supported the U.S. Navy Advanced Sensor Technology (AST) Program Office with High Performance Computing (HPC) management, Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS), and Integrated Test Teams. Our work directly impacted and enabled operational improvements for the legacy U.S. Navy P-3C aircraft for LSRS and the development of new capabilities with an order of magnitude performance improvement for the new P-8A aircraft AAS. C4ISR services included the development, test, and integration of these new sensor capabilities and their integration, including near-real-time products into command networks. These C4ISR assets afford Component Commanders with a range of options to increase warfighting effectiveness by ensuring a situational awareness advantage, achieving information dominance throughout all campaign phases, and providing on-demand, actionable sensor data to support precision targeting against threats at sea and on land. Read More
RF Modeling & Simulation, CERDEC S&TCD
Sabre was a key player in developing requirements and strategies for addressing and resolving radio frequency (RF) Interference Mitigation issues that occur between communications electronic warfare (EW) and other RF systems operating in close proximity on common platforms. This work included identifying and developing technologies, and conducting evaluations. We performed this work for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Science and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD). The work included support for Project Manager (PM) EW and PM Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP). Sabre conducted extensive RF Modeling & Simulation using various electromagnetic compatibility software tools to analyze and conduct RF assessments for ground and air platform integration. Analyses included antenna platform placement optimization and interactions with various terrestrial and aerial platform RF systems, conducting "what if" analyses prior to physical implementations, assessing EW/Blue Force compatibility and Electromagnetic radiation hazards evaluations for fuel, ordinance and personnel. Read More
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA), Soldier Radio Waveform
Sabre provided key support and analysis in the development of the DSA technology solution for Soldier Radio Waveform. Specifically, our analysis showed how DSA could improve the spectrum utilization of licensed DoD bands and supported network engineering efforts. The work drew heavily from the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive radio and networking initiatives, natural language understanding, machine learning, and advanced networking social sciences. These efforts covered the spectrum of cognitive, semantic, and social networks and included the principles of machine learning, game theory, genetic algorithms, cognitive radio, and computer and cooperative networks.Read More
RF Spectrum Management Expertise, CERDEC S&TCD
Sabre supports U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Science and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) with senior level electrical and radio frequency (RF) engineers supporting the antenna, RF modeling & simulation, spectrum, and electromagnetics arenas. This expertise includes conducting RF assessments both in lab and field environments in Afghanistan; assisting in the development of new RF spectrum management tools (CJSMPT, EMBM); leading operational assessments for spectrum tools (Spectrum XXI); training users in spectrum management and use of new tools; assessing, implementing and working on solutions to enable communications in the presence of interference; and using modeling and simulation tools to enable the evaluation of EW effects on various platforms, subsequently recommending solutions. EMBM provides an integrated RF spectrum planning and management capability that enables automation of the spectrum management process, provides the capability to de-conflict Counter IED Jammers from friendly RF systems, predicts interference events, generates reports, and graphically represents affected friendly communications systems. Read More
Electronic Warfare Doctrine and Training, TCM EW
Sabre developed Electronic Warfare (EW) doctrine and exercise support for The U.S. Army TRADOC Capabilities Manager - Electronic Warfare (TCM EW) including Defensive Electronic Attack (DEA) mission and capability requirements. We developed a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) in support of DEA. CONOPS will later be used to develop a Capabilities Development Document (CDD).
RF Engineering Analysis for CERDEC and NAVAIR
In support of the US Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC Sabre engineers) and the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Sabre engineers have conducted complex engineering analyses of Radio Frequency (RF) sensor equipment. The analyses were critical to ensuring RF sensors and systems met the challenging specifications and needs of warfighter399s in a hostile and austere battlespace environment. Read More
Sabre engineers modelled and then built a prototype of Sabre’s innovative concept for using a new type of log-periodic antenna structure embedded in glass. This in-house project demonstrated that transparent antennas mounted in vehicular windshields was an effective and more survivable battlefield solution to traditional antenna placement. As part of the project Sabre reviewed measurements made at the Electronic Proving Ground (EPG) in Arizona on a multiple versions of the transparent antenna design, further validating the success. Read More