IDE’s products in tactical-wideband communications are used to cover the needs of Defense and Security Sector and are already operating in various land and naval platforms in short, medium, long range fixed or mobile applications.

Waveform Design

Designing a baseband waveform for wireless applications
is considered one of the most challenging engineering tasks,
as it has to take into account the following:



  • Wireless channel dynamics
  • Operating frequency: Greatly affects channel dynamics such as perceived by receiver Doppler effects
  • Available bandwidth for the application
  • Spectrum mask requirements
  • Operating range and link availability requirements
  • Target BER and/or PER requirements
  • Expected jamming and interference scenarios
  • Link Architecture (e.g. Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint)
  • Transmit power availability
  • Security
  • Application specific SWAP (Size Weight And Power) parameters

IDE has proven prior art in designing and tailoring robust and spectral efficient waveforms that can meet the specific requirements for each of the key system parameters outlined above. Indicative waveforms include:
  • Multicarrier Spread Spectrum (MC-SS/MC-CDMA)
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DS-SS)
  • Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM)
  • Continuous Phase Modulation - Single Carrier - FDMA (CPM-SC-FDMA)
  • Quasi-Constant Envelope CPM
  • Constant Envelope OFDM (CE-OFDM)
  • PCM/FM
  • Hybrid forms
In order to meet the system specific requirements, the waveforms typically are combined with :
  • Appropriate Forward Error Correction (FEC) and interleaving schemes
  • Pulse shaping
  • Equalization strategies
  • Encryption and/or authentication techniques
  • Coherent or non-coherent detection techniques
  • Antenna diversity schemes
  • Advanced receiver algorithms with great immunity to channel impairments & interference
  • Multiple access techniques and protocols