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Coalition Joint Spectrum Management and Planning Tool (CJSMPT)

Lockheed Martin / CERDEC

CJSMPT visualization and planning tool enables communications planners to automate and accelerate spectrum planning, making it easier for troops to communicate while avoiding interference from jamming operations.

CJSMPT will enable planners to better manage the spectrum by displaying a real-time, three-dimensional view of frequency use in the battlespace for land, air, and space emitters. For the long term, the system will automate the planning and efficiently manage battlefield spectrum. A key feature of CJSMPT is its faster-than-real-time simulation capability that can predict and visualize potential interference from on-the-move forces. Prior to this tool, military planners predicted interference based on static analysis, which tended to cause overly pessimistic solutions and loss of opportunity for spectrum reuse. By coordinating all emitters and knowing their locations in a region, spectrum planners will now be able to boost reuse and significantly increase communication bandwidth to coalition forces.

The CJSMPT program is managed by the U.S. Army Communications- Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC), and is developed by Lockheed Martin under a $5.2 million contract awarded September 2006. For the first phase a semi-automated de-confliction tool will be deployed to the theater in Southwest Asia within 11 months, to address urgent requirements to de-conflict the effects of jamming and other critical communications. In the subsequent phase a fully automated, networked de-confliction capability will be deployed to all coalition forces in 11 months.



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