Federal Government Solutions
Secure and Reliable Microwave Radio network solutions
Federal government agencies face tough challenges for their network deployments, driven by tough security standards alongside high reliability requirements for mission-critical video, voice and data services. In an effort to keep up with the demand for secure and reliable network communications, Federal government agencies are demanding innovative solutions from trusted partners, with an eye for achieving lower total cost of ownership.
Aviat Networks is the Microwave Networking Expert providing highly reliable voice and data solutions to the U.S. Federal Government for more than 60 years. Our microwave transmission equipment is designed, built and supported in the U.S.A.
Some Federal Applications
Click the Case Files tab above to see how Aviat Networks' solutions were applied.
|Video Surveillance and Border Security - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|
|Operations Support - Federal Aviation Administration|
|Public Safety - U.S. Forest Service|
|Command and Control/SCADA – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Hoover Dam)|
|Agency Communication Services Connectivity - U.S. Coast Guard|
In the Federal Government space, we supply commercial off-the-shelf microwave transmission products that operate at NTIA, FCC and ITU-R frequency bands used by Federal agencies across the U.S. and around the world. Aviat radios are designed and built specifically to be compliant with National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regulations in all the common Fixed Point-to-Point licensed microwave bands: 4, 5, 7, 8, 15, 23 and 26 GHz. Many of the user-configurable channel bandwidths from 10 to 50 MHz are NTIA certified in each of the bands or have Equipment Location-Certification Information Database (EL-CID) documentation ready for release for those unique, non-standard challenging requirements.
Our radios have achieved an additional level approval by earning JF-12 certification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). An active JF-12 number is required for all wireless devices that are intended to utilize government spectrum for DoD applications. These certifications help all branches of the U.S. federal government design and deploy high-speed wireless connectivity and backhaul in large-scale network deployments for a broad spectrum of DoD and non-DoD applications.
Our U.S. Federal Government credentials include radios systems operating in Defense (DoD), Aviation (FAA), Security (DHS/DOJ/FBI), Utility (DOE & Power Administrations) and Civil (DIO/Agriculture/Commerce) and International (State/USAID/NATO) to name a few.
Our solutions incorporate an array of robust, reliable and secure configuration features and options to keep mission-critical networks running. Our portfolio of wireless solutions provides high RF performance, high system reliability, bulletproof redundancy and strong security. We are the microwave networking solution provider for defense, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
- Extensive track record with U.S. federal agencies, departments and authorities
- NTIA (SPS/IRAC) Certifications
- DoD JF-12 Certifications
- Listed on various Agency Approved Products List (APL)
- Information Assurance (IA) Evaluated
- Most advanced nodal point-to-point microwave transmission technology available
- Ultra-secure management access and payload encryption.
- FIP-197 compliant 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption
- Secured through FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation for cryptographic algorithms, secure access over unsecured networks.
- High Transmit Power
- All-indoor radio (IRU 600)
- Split mount architecture (ODU 300/600)
- Common Sparing
- Frequency independent indoor units
- User-configurable channel bandwidths
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Background – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tactical Communications Modernization Project focused on improving critical tactical communications for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) communications. Effective LMR communications are vital to officer safety in the field for border patrol, customs inspection and air/marine operations
The challenge – Need to modernize and expand coverage, performance and security of its Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems for its agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas.
Our solution – Aviat Networks engineered and implemented a turnkey solution consisting of 48 links of Eclipse Packet Node operating in the NTIA 4/5 GHz. Strong Security Suite to harden communications with 256-bit AES encryption.
Result – The CBP Rio Grande Valley now has fully redundant 3-ring topology network providing a full-duplex 50Mbps capacity on its backhaul with traffic protected with AES-256 encryption, designed to FIPS-197, for voice and data communications.
U.S. Coast Guard (Hawaii)
Background – USCG (Hawaii) operates the Anuenue Microwave Transport System, equipped with Aviat Networks Constellation radio platform.
The challenge – Full product/network support deficiencies identified. Legacy radios & SONET muxes require depot level repair, 24/7 TAC support and customer online web support.
Our solution – AviatCare WarrantyPlus package provides around-the-clock remote network surveillance from secure NOC, scheduled maintenance, periodic network health assessment, advance spares management, 24/7 online help and more.
Result – Aviat Networks was recognized as only expert integrator of third-party SONET equipment into this microwave infrastructure for Coast Guard. Awarded sole source contract to support all-hazards operational reliability in support of federal/state law enforcement, DoD and public safety communications.
U.S. Forest Service (Alaska)
Background – Interagency connection between U.S Forest Service and State of Alaska's Microwave
The challenge – 100 percent network compatible with State of Alaska standards for microwave backbone. State would share costs if networks were compatible. Migrate legacy TDM to IP over time.
Our solution – All-indoor microwave platform, the Eclipse Packet Node, for the Forest Service’s Emergency Communications System plus spare parts, with warranty and maintenance support for both T1 and Gigabit Ethernet transport.
Result – Because Eclipse is only network solution approved by State of Alaska, it is willing to incur costs for ongoing maintenance & helicopter transportation. USFS can migrate to all-IP while simultaneously providing reliable continuity of existing legacy TDM-based services.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Hoover Dam
Background – Microwave radio system upgrade to support critical SCADA and water and power control system for Hoover Dam.
The challenge – Required to vacate 15GHz band and move to NTIA 7GHz band. Needed a proven and reliable/supportable system to replace unacceptable maintenance and support issues with existing radio system impacting mission critical requirements. Aggressive completion schedule.
Our solution – Engineered and implemented a turnkey replacement with a carrier-grade all-indoor Eclipse IRU 600-based solution. Reused existing equipment to control costs. Key differentiators: NTIA compliant radio, hybrid transport and Strong Security Suite.
Result – Successfully deployed (award to sign-off) a multi-link replacement in 3 months on a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract with no change orders. Received Exceptional rating on CPARS.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Background – The FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) network provides critical voice, data, and video communications for NAS operations and mission support functions. FTI securely connects over 4,500 national and international FAA and DoD facilities.
The challenge – Modernize old, antiquated microwave systems carrying mission critical aviation radar data, including systems supporting satellite operation OCONUS, on-airfield operations and nationwide communication systems. Vacate the 1710-1755 MHz band.
Our solution – Aviat engineered and deployed over 180 links both CONUS and OCONUS utilizing the Aviat TRuepoint 5200 microwave radio platform. The largest linear system connects operations from Albuquerque NM to Oakland CA at some of the highest altitudes and challenging terrains.
Result – In most systems the system replacement resulted in an 8X increase in voice and data capacity. The TRuepoint system migrated the FAA’s old analog network to a digital platform. System availability was significantly improved to support communications for 75,000 flights per day, disseminating critical network fault data to operations staff.