Wideband Configurable Controlled Jammer System (WCCJ)

Project Office: PM ITTS Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO)

MISSION:  To provide a threat representative open air Electronic Attack (EA) that creates the effects of threat jamming and spoofing attack techniques against tactical, operational, and strategic assets.

DESCRIPTION: The WCCJ system is a reprogrammable, open-air jamming asset that can be utilized to operate in the 30 MHz to 18 GHz band against various forms of communications devices and networks. The system uses a software programmable Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) to create threat representative waveforms that are controllable in power. The waveforms can be tailored to “notch” out or inhibit transmissions of designated protected frequencies, thereby minimizing unwanted out-of-band emissions.

CFI, working with the Prime Contractor , engineered, designed, developed, built and delivered two of the 5-Ton truck/ S-280 shelter based platforms for the program described here. The project included design of the shelter power systems, power distribution, signal entry, equipment mounting and layout, environmental control, RF and Data distribution, and RF output mast design and integration with the vehicle. CFI's contribution during the requirements definition phase was to Flow Top Level requirements down to systems and sub-systems to translate the requirements into a specific hardware configuration. During the design phase CFI provided research and expertise to improve functionality and performance. In particular this system required a large amount of equipment to be contained in a compact, self-contained package while still allowing for usability and user comfort over extended periods of operation. Life-cycle costs were addressed and reduced by maximum usage of current military technology combined with COTS technology, when performance could be improved or maintained while lowering costs. During the Development phase CFI developed hardware necessary to complete the system for testing and fielding. CFI has deep experience with providing practical, usable, ergonomically designed ground station configurations while meeting or exceeding theoretical performance requirements. CFI maintains a QC program using the AS9100C QMS for all our design, fabrication, and integration projects. CFI also designs and fabricates the sub components used in our programs. CFI provided a fully integrated platform for the prime to populate with the required electronics. CFI produced two units to the limited rate production schedule required by the program while meeting all QMS requirements and schedule requirements.