The workshop will highlight the challenges in the tactical radio communication domain for joint and combined missions with heterogeneous equipment.

An overview of technical solutions and development on the networking, radio to router communications and radio side will be given and new transport mechanism introduced. Relevant military and civilian standardisation, as an enabler for interoperability will be discussed, as well as research initiatives on the national, EDA and NATO side.


The aim of the workshop is to improve information exchange and networking between military, academia and industry to enhance the level of interoperability for products in the area of mobile tactical communications for future coalition missions.


  • Understand the challenges in tactical radio communications in coalition missions
  • Get an overview on technical solutions for heterogeneous tactical radio networks
  • Take into account techniques like mobile ad hoc networking, software defined radio, cross-layer approaches and cognitive radio
  • Learn about ongoing standardisation in the area of routing and waveform design towards interoperability
  • In depth discussion with experts from military, academia and industry on the way ahead

Workshop LEADER


Peter Sevenich

Head of the Robust Networks Research Group, Fraunhofer FKIE

Dipl. Phys. Peter Sevenich has been at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE since 1998.
He is Head of the Robust Networks Research Group and responsible for the research areas architectures for coalition networks, wireless tactical networks and sensor/effector networks.
Peter Sevenich is the German governmental expert for the EDA CapTech IAP4 that focuses on the area of Communication, Information Systems and Cyber Defence as well as the German representative in the NATO STO IST Working Group on Heterogeneous tactical networks focusing on improving connectivity and network efficiency.
In the multinational test and demonstration project Coalition Networks for Secure Information Sharing (CoNSIS) he is member a of the Steering Committee.

Fraunhofer FKIE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE develops solutions for complex cyber-physical systems. At FKIE we focus on the efficient and robust communication in networked systems and their security. We protect the data and its transmission through preventive security measures, detect security incidents, and take appropriate measures to avert further damage.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Peter  Sevenich

Peter Sevenich, Head of the Robust Networks Research Group, Fraunhofer FKIE
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9:10 Lessons learned from Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination, eXercise (CWIX) 2016 and outlook CWIX 2017

9:40 Selected results from NATO RTG 124 “Heterogeneous Networks” in simulation and new transport mechanism Multipath TCP/UDP and network-coding for military mobile networks

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Data Hiding Technology as a part of COMINT- Challenges and Countermeasures

Colonel Zbigniew Piotrowski

Colonel Zbigniew Piotrowski, Director of Telecommunications Institute, Military University Of Technology
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12:00 Closing remarks and questions

12:30 End of Workshop


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