Defense Waveforms

Defense and Government Radio

Software has surpassed hardware as the most complex element in a wireless system. This increases capability, but also makes the interoperability, development, acquisition and use of tactical systems more complex.

Etherstack helps manufacturers and defense organizations navigate this. We provide specialist technology and capability for tactical communications, allowing our clients to concentrate on issues important to end users: requirements, architecture, form-factor, packaging, delivery and support.

Technology Licensing, Technology Transfer and Specialist Services

Etherstack licenses NATO STANAG waveforms to nations and radio manufacturers with access to NATO standards.

We also license tools for sovereign waveform development and provide waveform research, specification, development, integration and support services to key nations internationally.

Our aim is to provide dedicated technical support of the highest quality to our customers to enable successful outcomes, lower costs, and reduce risk and time to market. Etherstack engineers possess decades of experience in digital signal processing, embedded software design, RF and baseband hardware and crypto for defense radio communications. Some customers wholly rely on Etherstack to successfully complete radio development.


Etherstack Waveform Heritage

Etherstack has specialized in technology for radio systems used in demanding, secure, mission-critical environments for over two decades. We were the first company in the world to design, develop and supply wireless air interface protocol stacks (waveforms) as a specialist commercial activity and we pioneered unique techniques for hardware abstraction and successful waveform development.

Without correct waveform design, the real value of SDR – software reusability, upgradeability and portability – cannot be achieved.

With over two dozen waveform customers from the world’s leading radio manufacturers, and waveforms ported to more than twenty radio platforms used in the field, Etherstack waveforms are proven to reduce costs and increase flexibility and interoperability in tactical communications.

Etherstack works with all equipment vendors equitably. We have extensive experience in the radio manufacturing industry and radio architectures used around the world.

Our aim is to minimize our customers’ costs, risk and time to market, whilst providing portable waveform software that is uniquely flexible, reusable and maintainable – and can be optimized for best performance on small and power constrained embedded radio platforms.

Waveform Test and Development Environment

Etherstack pioneered methods for platform-independent waveform development and developed our own waveform tool suite to support those methods. Our waveform development and test tools simplify the complex task of developing, porting, testing and maintaining waveforms. These tools also hasten and de-risk the integration and deployment of defense radio communications equipment.


Outsource Your Risk.

Control your development time and costs. Etherstack have never failed to deliver a waveform according to the original fixed development price and schedule. Ongoing services are included to support waveform integration through to deployment of final product in the field.


Reconfiguration and Framework Architecture Standards

Etherstack waveforms intrinsically maximize the benefits of SDR. Our focus is providing waveforms to manufacturers building commercial, often SWaP constrained, radio equipment to allow them to reap the practical benefits of reusable, maintainable code. Porting a well-designed waveform to framework architectures such as the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) is straightforward. All Etherstack waveforms are available in a native version for traditional radio platforms, and in versions for framework architecture standards on SDR platforms. Our automated test environment is also fully compatible with the SCA, allowing testing of SCA waveform resources across their SCA ports both on and off the hardware platform.