The Communication Systems (KOM) department conducts conceptual and experimental research on communication systems. Focal points are the efficient use of communication channels, solutions for reconnaissance and surveillance as well as jamming of radio links. These topics are seen within tactical deployment scenarios in a multinational environments. The Bundeswehr requirements arise from networked operational command and control in such scenarios are the jumping-off point of our work.
Based on long term experiences the department evaluates communication systems regarding aspects of security, reliability, and mobility across all OSI layers of the network protocol architecture. The knowledge gained by these evaluations is used to optimize these protocols for mobile tactical communication. This allows for the design of rapidly deployable communication systems. It leads to information technology superiority as well as enhanced military capabilities in command and control as well as signals intelligence.
With its research groups »Robust Heterogeneous Networks«, »Software Defined Radio« and »Reconnaissance and Jamming« the department supports the Bundeswehr and civil security authorities in performing sovereign tasks. This is achieved in particular through specific consulting activities and the contribution of findings to various national and international standardization and development projects.