Journal article

Millimeter-wave Stealth Radio for Special Operations Forces

Simon L Cotton, William G Scanlon, Efstratios Skafidas, Bhopinder K Madahar



For Special Operations Forces, an important attribute of any future radio will be the ability to conceal transmissions from the enemy while transmitting large amounts of data for situational awareness and communications. These requirements will mean that military wireless systems designers will need to consider operating frequencies in the mm-wave bands. The high data rates that are achievable at these frequencies and the propagation characteristics at this wavelength will provide many benefits for the implementation of'stealth radio'. This article discusses some of the recent advances in RF front-end technology, alongside physical layer transmission schemes that could be employed for millim..

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Awarded by UK Ministry of Defence

Awarded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by the UK Ministry of Defence through the 'Competition of Ideas' Program, under project reference RT/COM/5/001, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grant EP/H044191/1 and the NICTA Victorian Research Laboratory. NICTA is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence Program.