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03. January 2020

ESSOR HDRWF Critical Design Review successfully completed

The Critical Design Review (CDR) of the ESSOR OC1 High Data Rate Wave Form (HDRWF) was achieved in Rome on 18 December 2019. The CDR is conducted prior to coding the HDRWF Base Waveform (the reference implementation of the HDRWF running on an emulated radio node, according to the ESSOR methodology) to ensure that the detailed software design solutions satisfy the requirements established by the Development Specifications.

The completion of the CDR freezes the software design of the HDRWF Base Waveforms and opens the path to its coding and integration phase and to the porting on the National Platforms. It also triggers the start of the testing phase, which will have its first event in the Technical Readiness Review planned at the end of January. During 2020 the ESSOR OC1 HDRWF will be incrementally implemented, tested and ported on the national Platforms, to undergo the final interoperability test at the end of 2021.


The outcomes of the CDR showed not only the technical value of the HDRWF software design, but also that this long lasting ESSOR cooperation is able to gather the Participating States, the ESSOR Industries and OCCAR  into a community sharing for a common culture which can benefit from a ten years Programme execution. This ESSOR culture is made of common values, such as European identity and Interoperability, best practices, such as Through Life Management, and especially of competent and committed professionals working together for the shared objective of making ESSOR the state of the art tactical communications means in Europe.

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