ROMSEY, England, November 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Roke Manor Research, a Chemring Group company, is part of the Team Mercury industry consortium that has been awarded a contract to deliver the Ministry of Defence's I3M programme.
In the initial phase Roke is leading on the development of the user interface including the human factors related design and associated training needs analysis for I3M.
The Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Information Integration and Management (I3M) Programme will provide the ISTAR community with a common, interoperable capability to enable the coherent, integrated and effective Collection, Processing and Dissemination of information and intelligence (i2).
The core capability will provide users, initially on two classified defence fixed communications infrastructures, across the Defence Command structure with a tool to support management of information requests to support Intelligence Requirements Management (IRM) and ISTAR Collection Management (CM) processes.
Team Mercury, comprises LMUK IS&GS Security as prime, IBM UK, Roke and Actica Consulting and will provide the MoD with an initial equipment delivery in September 2012 and the final equipment delivery in July 2013.
About Roke Manor Research http://www.roke.co.uk
Roke Manor Research, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is one of the UK's leading suppliers of innovative solutions and contract R&D. Roke employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name. Roke pioneers developments in electronic sensors, networks, and communications technology.
Roke has over 50 years of communications experience, providing customers with technology consultancy through to product development. Roke's communications expertise is focused on wireless technologies and it has actively participated in 3G standardisation including LTE. For many years it has undertaken radio access network (RAN) and core network (CN) specification, architecture and design, together with the implementation and customisation of wireless physical and link layers for both the commercial mobile communications and defence markets.
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