Interoperability

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A simple \'Ear and Mouth\' interface is used to link the repeater assets and dispatch consoles of several Navy bases in the northeast region.

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Interoperability

  1. 1. Capabilities Statement<br />Radionet Communications, Inc.<br />2 November, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Capabilities in Brief<br />Tune, test and repair of Land Mobile Radio subscriber units<br />Programming/re-programming subscriber units to work on federal systems and local/regional interoperability systems<br />Program management experience deploying ‘gateways’ for interoperability with local/state agencies ‘outside the fence’<br />
  3. 3. Capabilities in Brief (more)<br />Consulting services – Project 25 updates and procurement documentation review & editing (Configuration Management)<br />Simulation of RF coverage using ‘non-proprietary’ software tools<br />System ‘drive testing’ and integration of test data into simulations – comparing actual system performance vs. ‘idealized’ models<br />
  4. 4. Tune, Test and Repair<br />Quotes obtained and resources available for an R2670B service monitor and other essential tools for ‘tune, test & repair’ of trunked and conventional Project 25-compliant subscriber units<br />
  5. 5. ‘Programming’<br />Radionet Communicationshas 17 years of experience programming subscriber units for both conventional and ‘trunking’ with vendor-specific software (e.g. Motorola, M/A-COM & EF Johnson)<br />
  6. 6. A note about ‘Programming’<br />It IS NOT like ‘writing code’ in a ‘high level language’<br />It IS easily learned by anyone with even rudimentary computer skills<br />But, programmers must have particular knowledge of frequencies, tones, ID’s and other characteristics ‘unique to each system’, to correctly program its subscriber units<br />
  7. 7. Program Management Experience<br />Navy Region Northeast Regional Interoperability System experience from initial planning, to design & deployment<br />Obtain vendor quotes<br />Vendor selection/acquisition/training<br />Onsite System Integration with existing LMR assets<br />
  8. 8. NAS Brunswick <br />239 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />36 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />COMNAVREG<br />NORTHEAST<br />‘Prime Site’/ROCC<br />Co-located with New London<br />Portsmouth Naval Shipyard<br />160 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />39 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NAVSTA Newport<br />54 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />8 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NavWpnSta Earle <br />182 Miles<br />3 channels x 2 sites (simulcast)<br />68 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NavSubBase <br />New London/Groton<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />51 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />Navy Region Northeast<br />
  9. 9. CONOPS (Concept of Operations)<br />NWPNSTA<br />Earle<br />Earle<br />Dispatch<br />Groton<br />Dispatch<br />Groton<br />Dispatch<br />New port, RI<br />Radio over IP<br />(MPLS)<br />Sub Base<br />New London<br />Portsmouth<br />Naval Shipyard<br />
  10. 10. Site Visits for Planning Purposes<br />Identify ‘Line of Demarcation’ for network connectivity<br />Ascertain location and type of existing dispatch equipment, locations of repeaters/tower sites and frequencies/PL tones/other programming parameters<br />Look for technology reuse opportunities!<br />
  11. 11. Sub Base New London<br />NOC in separate building from Dispatch Center<br />Dispatch equipment no longer supported by vendor, complicating audio extraction<br />But, surplus circuitry on base and unused antennae offered ‘degrees of freedom’ in the design<br />
  12. 12. Similar work at WPNSTA Earle<br />Similar problems, with networking equipment located remotely from dispatch center – onsite management to obtain local circuit support<br />New tower required for wireless links to reach repeaters, also procured locally<br />
  13. 13. Raytheon/JPS ACU-1000s selected for Interoperability equipment<br />Quotes obtained after onsite surveys completed and requirements defined<br />Onsite program management, and other vendor coordination performed for antennae and other infrastructure improvements<br />
  14. 14. Detailed Designs<br />New equipment/links shown in blue<br />
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  17. 17. Network Management<br />Office<br />CNI<br />Washington, DC<br />
  18. 18. Hardware and Software Configuration<br />
  19. 19. Configuring Interoperability Equipment<br />
  20. 20. Local Dispatcher is now ‘Regional’<br />
  21. 21. Regional Interoperability System Computer Control<br />
  22. 22. Regional Operations Center<br />Connected to the same IP network as the interoperability equipment, this computer controls the network from an office at WPNSTA Earle.<br />Similar control point at Sub Base New London and NOC in Alexandria<br />
  23. 23. Project 25<br />Radionet Communications has kept track of emerging TIA standards, including the latest addition to the console or ‘fixed station’ interface: TIA-102.BAHA.<br />This is an important development for local/state system operators requiring interoperability with federal systems built to Project 25 standards.<br />
  24. 24. It lets you do this, now:<br />Create interoperability links to P25 neighbors… …for very little money!<br />‘Remote’ <br />P25 System<br />
  25. 25. Documentation review and editing<br />With over 17 years of experience with Land Mobile Radio issues, Radionet Communications is an authority you can trust.<br />Get the best value for your federal dollars spent, by having Radionet review your documents! <br />
  26. 26. Other Capabilities<br />Radionet can also provide third-party software analysis of ‘promised’ coverage using open-source simulation tools (shown here: ‘Radiosoft’ ComStudy 2.2).<br />While all ‘simulators’ are based on mathematical models, some are more ‘optimistic’ than others.<br />
  27. 27. Integrated Drive-Test Data<br />Radiosoft also allows for the importation of drive-test data, to compare actual field measurements with predicted performance.<br />This is an invaluable utility for those planning wide-area coverage systems who wish to verify promised coverage.<br />
  28. 28. Procedures and Protocols<br />While new technology greatly enhances our ability to communicate, lacking proper procedures and protocols for use of these assets – particularly ‘interoperability’ assets - can be disastrous in a crisis situation.<br />Working with local/state and other federal agencies to obtain the necessary memoranda of agreement and understanding is only part of the equation.<br />Common language is important, too!<br />
  29. 29. Radionet Communications can:<br />tune, test, repair and program your subscriber units<br />manage interoperability projects with local/state and other federal agencies<br />keep you up-to-date on new Project 25 technologies, and review your documents<br />perform simulations and drive-testing<br />develop effective procedures and protocols for emergency communications <br />
  30. 30. Questions?<br />radioman@radionetcommunications.com<br />www.radionetcommunications.com<br />
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