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21. February 2019

ESSOR First SDR Workshop

The first national Software Defined Radio (SDR) workshop of the ESSOR Community was held on February 21st 2019, at the Roma Tre University in Rome (Italy), through the patronage of the Italian Directorate for ICT and Advanced Technologies (TELEDIFE). This workshop is the first of a series of initiatives that the ESSOR Programme Committee has decided to launch, within every ESSOR Participating State to foster the diffusion of the “ESSOR Culture” in Academia.


Mr Nicola Saracino during the presentation. ©OCCAR

Senior representatives of the Italian MoD, Italian defence industries and Academia gathered to discuss their perspectives on the important digitalization process of digital communication, in front of an audience of SDR experts from the ESSOR nations. Speakers at the workshop, from the Italian MoD, University of Roma 3 and Leonardo Spa, provided fresh and multi-disciplinary insights on the risks, opportunities and perspectives brought by SDR in tactical communications, on themes ranging from technical or regulatory issues, to risk and programme management.


From left to right: Marco Salvietti (Leonardo),  Vincenzo Cipolla (Leonardo), Nicola Saracino (OCCAR), Radm (UH) Giuseeppe Abbamonte (TELEDIFE Director), Manlio Cuccaro (Leonardo). © OCCAR

The ESSOR Programme Manager, Mr Nicola Saracino, gave a presentation stressing the benefits of developing SDR in OCCAR. The ESSOR Programme is recognised as the state-of-the-art interoperable tactical communications developed in cooperation, largely  thanks to its innovative TLM approach.

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A moment of the presentation ©OCCAR