Presentation on theme: "Marine Corps Warfighting Lab"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marine Corps Warfighting Lab ICRI Introduction C4 Branch, Technology Division Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
2 Marine Corps Warfighting Lab What is ICRIIncident Commanders’ Radio InterfaceA Rapidly Deployable, Coalition Communication Interoperability solutionThis unit performs two primary functionsDistributes 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 ICRIICRI 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 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 it’s 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 complexityMinimal “operator” trainingWide range of power sources (including “AA” batteries)Low cost in equipment and allocated manpower
7 ICRI Form factorsPortable- ManpackRuggedized- Waterproof/Sand-proof Pelican CaseRack-mountableConsole-version
8 ICRI Compatibility Military Radios Successfully tested Harris 5800 with ALEHarris “Unity” multi-bandThales “Liberty” multi-bandPRC-148SINCGARSPSC-5XTL5000XTVAXTS5000APX 6550 & 7500PRC-117PRC-150PRC-152Scope ShieldBowmanIridiumCodan with remote PTT accessGlobalStarICOM F43-GS & F80
9 ICRI Practical Application Secure IridiumSecteraICRIMBITRTactical HandheldCovert Radio
10 ICRI Practical Application HeadquartersAN/PRC-117FUHF Tacsat ModeICRIConnects up to5 radios & 1 telephoneLay Up Position / Harbour
11 ICRI 2P 2.7 lbs Tactical Repeater 7.5” x 9.5” x 1.5” Two Radio I/O ports + telephone portInternal 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 net5 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/ORugged, welded , aluminum chassis (7” x 10” x 3.5”)Fully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radiosCell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatibleCommercial and military satellite compatibleVoIP telephone emulatorBridge Unit ID™Bridge All Call™4 talk group selection for all portsOperates on external 6.5V-20, 115/220 ACLow 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/O4 talk group selection for all portsFully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radiosCell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatibleCommercial and military satellite compatibleBridge Unit ID™Bridge All Call™VoIP optionsIntegrated, water-proof Pelican™ case;total weight:20lbsOperates on 8/16 AA batteries,external 6.5V-20 (24-31VDC option), 115/220 ACLow 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/O19” 2U rack-mountable4 talk group selection for all portsFully compatible with all bands e.g. VHF, MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile radiosCell and land-line telephone (POTS/PSTN) compatibleCommercial and military satellite compatibleBridge Unit ID™Bridge All Call™VoIP options include DTMF pad/hook/flash switchOperates on external 6.5V-20, 115/220 ACLow current drain:Total weight:15lbs
18 SummarySmall, 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 LockePhone: (703)Communications-Applied Technology: G. Seth LeymanRoger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA, 20190Phone: ; Fax:Website: