Electronic Warfare Communications

Thales offers our industry-leading SWaP, Special Electronics/Mission Module–Enhanced (SEMM-E) standalone sensor that provides multiple mission capabilities for the detection and collection of Signals of Interest (SOI) in diverse environments, including:

  • Sensitive Site Exploitation – Mobile Wireless Survey, Identification, Collection and Exploitation including Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO) using remote Subject Matter Experts.
  • Data Exfil – Assured communications using multiple transports including: Tactical Radios, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Conventional Cellular and Software Definable Radio (SDR).
  • Signal Detection & Exploitation – 70MHz to 6GHz Step/Scan Search, Detection, Modulation Recognition, Signal of Interest Collection/Reporting, Store and Forward.
  • Sensors – SEMM-E interfaces to existing sensors easily and provides C2/Exfil over assured communications framework. Unit includes multiple sensors, including full spectrum RF Software Defined Radio.
  • Tagging, Tracking & Locating – Multiple technologies to detect, identify and localize RF and Wireless devices including: Signal ID and location; promiscuous listening of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; Cellular IMSI grabbing; Wireless Survey/Detection/Injection using OCO and MITM attacks.

The SEMM-E is a one pound, modular, reduced SWaP, battery operated sensor, used to perform many applications and missions using a rich set of processing and communications resources in a very small package.  The unit is based around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of mobile system on a chip (SoC) devices, providing remarkable capabilities while consuming very little power. Additional resources have been integrated into the unit, including a powerful 2 Rx/1 Tx SDR; Suite B encryption module called the Secure Cyber Module (SCM), a multi-carrier (dual SIM) 2G/3G/4G Cellular module, a 5 constellation capable GPS module, a µSD module with up to 1 Terabyte of flash memory, a 9-axis Inertial Management Unit (IMU), and a Barometric Pressure and Temperature Sensor.

These modular resources have been integrated into several mission applications and can be used to rapidly create new applications using the existing embedded Service Oriented Architecture (eSOA) Linux software baseline. Both GNU Radio and REDHAWK frameworks are available to develop and support the development of new mission applications and capabilities using a Software Development Kit.

To date, three different products have been developed using this basic modular architecture: 

  • Distributed Dismounted EW (D2EW) used to provide RF Situational Awareness and Force Protection (RFSA/FP) for soldiers at the tactical edge including Electronic Support (ES), Electronic Attack (EA) and F/TDOA Geolocation (GEO).
  • Flexible Cyber Secure Radio (FlexCSR) used to provide JCAUS Rev 1.1 compliant cognitive radio communications for unmanned ground vehicles in contested communications environments (i.e. Dynamic Spectrum Access in the presence of EA waveforms).
  • Cyber Support Module (CSM) used to provide OCO/DCO cyber warfare training.