• Network Based Defence
• Electronic Warfare and Surveillance
• Modelling and simulation
The division has a staff working on network based defence infrastructure and decision support, i.e. all network based defence activities that are not directly related to weapons or sensor technology.
Projects include from technology intensive research in service oriented architectures and communications systems, to "softer" areas of study related to organisational structure and the management of human resources. The understanding of Cyber Warfare has become increasingly important for the division as society becomes steadily more interconnected and vital systems of infrastructure become more network based.
Another major area of focus for the division is Electronic Warfare and Surveillance. Ongoing work in this field includes projects in electronic warfare (EW), Air Surveillance and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) in networks. FFI’s work in EW includes the protection of larger platforms such as fighter aircraft and helicopters, communications electronic warfare and electronic support measures. In that missiles are either infrared or radar homing missiles, systems of protection include both infrared EW (IR-EW) and radar EW. Platform protection encompasses both radio communications and radar electronic support measures (ESM).
The third major area of activity is modelling and simulation technologies (M&S). The division has 10 people doing research on technologies for network enabled LVC (Live; Virtual, Constructive) training and exercising involving real systems, simulators and data generated Forces in combination, in order to achieve a mixture of synthetic and real environments. Simulators for training purposes and experimentation are areas of application, as well as M&S in connection with military procurements and training for special missions (mission rehearsal).
Division Director: Anders Eggen
Tel: + 47 63 80 73 88