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1 ICRI Introduction C4 Branch, Technology Division Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

2 What is ICRI –Incident Commanders Radio Interface A Rapidly Deployable, Coalition Communication Interoperability solution This unit performs two primary functions –Distributes audio received from radios to other radios connected through the unit. –Utilizes the same incoming audio to key the other radios connected to the unit

3 ICRI ICRI provides a rugged, highly portable, radio cross-band (e.g. VHF, UHF, 800MHz), cross platform (e.g. digital/analog, trunked/talk-around,AM/FM) capability for Coalition Operations. The device will provide an audio matrix interface between multiple military land mobile radios (LMR) of different types and operating frequencies, and a land-line/ cellular telephone.

4 Objectives and Payoffs OBJECTIVE: Provide a new avenue of C4 coalition interoperability concurrent with parallel advancements in Distributed Operations/Small Unit Enhancement. Enable increased coalition cooperation across the spectrum of voice and data communications. PAYOFF: Integrated joint and coalition forces at the tactical level. Enhanced cross-boundary command and control.

5 Capability- What does it do? Works at the audio level – if your radio or phone allows the passage of voice then its compatible. Interoperability also delivers : Range extension – e.g.; connect VHF to HF or Satcom. Simultaneity – All users, no matter what system they use, hear the same message simultaneously Switching – Switch facilities or connected nets on or off according to your need Remote Site Working – Dial up the ICRI, establish and drop links as required.

6 ICRI Equipment Small, rugged package/circuitry Highly portable Rapidly deployable (under 5 minutes) Multiple radio interconnect without adding technical complexity Minimal operator training Wide range of power sources (including AA batteries) Low cost in equipment and allocated manpower

7 ICRI Form factors Portable- Manpack Ruggedized- Waterproof/Sand-proof Pelican Case Rack-mountable Console-version

8 ICRI Compatibility Military Radios Successfully tested Harris 5800 with ALE Harris Unity multi-band Thales Liberty multi-band PRC-148 SINCGARS PSC-5 XTL5000 XTVA XTS5000 APX 6550 & 7500 PRC-117 PRC-150 PRC-152 Scope Shield Bowman Iridium Codan with remote PTT access GlobalStar ICOM F43-GS & F80

9 ICRI Practical Application ICRI MBITR Tactical Handheld Covert Radio Secure Iridium Sectera

10 ICRI Practical Application ICRI Connects up to 5 radios & 1 telephone AN/PRC-117F UHF Tacsat Mode Lay Up Position / Harbour Headquarters

11 ICRI 2P 2.7 lbs Tactical Repeater 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.5 Two Radio I/O ports + telephone port Internal 9V battery housing provides a 5 hour duty cycle; also uses the ICRI 8 AA alkaline battery pack providing a 24+ hour duty cycle

12 ICRI-WF 2.7 lbs Portable- Manpack 10.5 x 9.5 x 1.0 Internal lithium ion rechargeable batteries provide an 8 hour duty cycle; also uses the ICRI 8 AA alkaline battery pack providing a 24+ hour duty cycle

13 ICRI-E 7.0 lbs 10.5 x 9.5 x 6.0 Ruggedized- Waterproof/Sand-proof Internal housing for eight (8) AA alkaline/primary batteries provide an 24+ hour duty cycle; also uses external DC (7-31V) Uses standard military connectors and compatible with the H-25-/350 green gear handset

14 ICRI-R 19 rack-mountable or console versions of the ICRI 10 radio port, two talk net; convertible to 5 radio port (x2) two talk net 5 radio port, two talk net ports can be mixed front and back (not shown)

15 ICRI Four Talk Group, Five Port 5 radio I/O, handset/headset I/O Rugged, welded, aluminum chassis (7 x 10 x 3.5) Fully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radios Cell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatible Commercial and military satellite compatible VoIP telephone emulator Bridge Unit ID Bridge All Call 4 talk group selection for all ports Operates on external 6.5V-20, 115/220 AC Low current drain: 5 radio bridge: 10 radio bridge: Total weight:4.5lbs

16 ICRI Four Talk Group, Ten Port Ruggedized 10 radio I/O, handset/headset I/O 4 talk group selection for all ports Fully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radios Cell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatible Commercial and military satellite compatible Bridge Unit ID Bridge All Call VoIP options 4 talk group selection for all ports Integrated, water-proof Pelican case; total weight:20lbs Operates on 8/16 AA batteries, external 6.5V-20 (24-31VDC option), 115/220 AC Low current drain: 5 radio bridge mode: 10 radio bridge mode:

17 ICRI Four Talk Group, Ten Port Rack-mount 10 radio I/O, handset/headset I/O 19 2U rack-mountable 4 talk group selection for all ports Fully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radios Cell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatible Commercial and military satellite compatible Bridge Unit ID Bridge All Call 4 talk group selection for all ports VoIP options include DTMF pad/hook/flash switch Operates on external 6.5V-20, 115/220 AC Low current drain: Total weight:15lbs

18 Summary Small, portable and inexpensive method of extending total communications for Coalition Forces. Quick training time; radio operators do not need to be retrained as IT systems engineers!

19 Contacts MCWL C4 ICRI PM: John Chapman Phone: (703) MCWL C4 Communications Engineer: Charlie Locke Phone: (703) Communications-Applied Technology: G. Seth Leyman Roger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA, Phone: ; Fax: Website:


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