Reliable data transmission

Reliable data transmission

NetModule routers are used in safety-critical applications for population protection.

A large-scale spread of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) substances means a potential threat to the population, so that a fast and effective situation reconnaissance is necessary - this is carried out by measurements or sampling from reconnaissance vehicles (ErKW). During an operation, up to 5 CBRN ErkW are assigned to a CBRN MLK (Mobile Command and Control). First, the MLK crew carries out a dispersion calculation taking into account current weather data before issuing corresponding measurement orders to each assigned reconnaissance vehicle. In future, data communication between the vehicles will run via remote data transmission (RDT) using a mobile network (4G, 5G) or satellite communication via a central data exchange server to the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK).

A central role in this project is played by maxbenedikt GmbH, a system house with contacts to the BKK and a long-standing partner of NetModule. The system house relies on NetModule routers of the NB2800 series for its mobile communication solution for safety-critical applications for civil protection. These meet the requirements for reliability, future-proofing, VPN and cyber security, and support multiple communication paths such as 5G/4G/3G as well as WiFi and GPS. The reliable and robust NetModule routers enable data exchange and networked work.

Florian Max Teltscher, CEO maxbenedikt GmbH: "The decisive factor for NetModule is the 5G expertise, the support and consulting on compliance and the 'Cybersecure Network', the E1 certification of the routers and the convincing system costs in terms of reliability and total cost of ownership."

The NB2800 routers installed in the vehicle collect data from sensors across the vehicle network (including weather stations, navigation systems, satellite communications, GPS) and communicate it to the control centre via a secure LTE or 5G connection. In the reconnaissance vehicles, they are seamlessly integrated into the on-board network as a complete solution with antennas. The completely finished network is ultimately installed in the reconnaissance vehicle by the system house maxbenedikt. Optimisation processes and various tests are currently underway. The project scope is 390 vehicles with implementation until 2026.

"In this project, the system house maxbenedikt has realised a demanding combination of different technologies under difficult conditions. Our NB2800 router takes on a central role as the head router, and contributes to the attractive TCO of the overall system," says Dirk Ziehm, Senior Account Manager, NetModule.