“EMS is a significant resource and a key enabler for the growing national and international security domains,” said Adam Smith, Managing Director, Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand.
“In a Defence context, EMS is a uniquely challenging environment for military and national security operations. The ever-increasing complexity of managing the EMS in the modern battlespace is critical to achieve the mission objective,” said Adam.
All major industries that rely on wireless technologies depend on EMS access to function; from public safety and national security, mobile communications, Global Positioning Systems to wireless medical devices.
Access is regulated nationally and globally due to increasing wireless traffic and the likelihood of interference.
Adam Smith, Managing Director, Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand.
“There is a dependency on EMS across air, land, sea, space and cyberspace by identifying threats to provide the joint forces with information in real time,” said Glenn Odlum, Principal EMS Engineer, Nova Systems.
“Operational and strategic EMS management is a key pillar in military EMS operations that plays a critical role in achieving mission outcomes.
“This includes signals intelligence, information operations, and command and control. At a tactical level, EMS supports a range of applications, such as tactical radios, target tracking radars, fire control, missile defence and integrated soldier systems, among other uses.
“The physics behind the EMS has not changed, however with the increased number of EMS dependent systems and technology users in recent years, both in civilian and military/government applications, the need to manage the EMS is becoming more critical, and much more complex.
“Unwanted Radio Frequency (RF) interference is becoming a disabler to mission success. It’s critical to understand and apply the physics to the EMS management and not rely on simplistic tools. High fidelity engineering modelling and simulation of the EMS environment is where the advantage can be realised.”
The team will be at the Military Communications and Information Systems conference (MiLCIS) 22-24 February 2022 at the Canberra Convention Centre.