Encryption Ensures Radio Security

Oct. 10, 2012
Advanced encryption techniques are needed to ensure the security of two-way radios for government and military applications.

Two-way radios for government and military use should be secure. But achieving any kind of security in environments where professionals intercept and analyze received signals with top-grade electronic test gear can be difficult. For that reason, the latest series of two-way radios from FreeWave employ the encryption techniques defined in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2.

The FIPS standard actually defines four levels of security, from low (Level 1) to high (Level 4), and the new Spartan M13 two-way radios comply with Level 2 security. The radios operate at 1.3 GHz with available data rates from 115 to 153 kb/s across line-of-sight (LOS) distances to 60 miles. The frequency-hopping radios transmit at power levels from 20 mW to 1 W. For more, click here.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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