Digital Train Radio System

Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network is set to receive a new digital trail rail system (DTRS) that will provide much more reliable communications than the UHF radio system that it replaces. In addition the system can provide data capability and assured delivery of SMS’s and has the future capability of reporting train position to the rail control system.

The DTRS uses a dedicated digital mobile phone network, with base stations positioned along tracks, with fixed and portable handsets located in each train cab.

Nokia-Siemens Networks won the $152m contract to build the system, and engaged Codarra as Systems Engineeringexperts. Codarra’s support included:

  • preparing an Operational Concept Document
  • planning for test and evaluation
  • managing system and design reviews
  • managing requirements traceability and change control

The most important objective for the DTRS system is to ensure safety of the train system by providing reliable communications. To ensure that the system would operate when required, Codarra also conducted a Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) assessment and a Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Assessment (FMECA).

Codarra can provide these services to aid you in getting the right system to meet your needs.

Case Studies

Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) Information System Integration

HQJOCwebsmallProject JP 8001 Phase 2B, HQJOC was delivered for operational testing on schedule on 14 November 2008. On time, to the day.

Codarra Advanced Systems engaged to project manage the Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) capability for the Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) being established at Bungendore in regional NSW. The aim of this project was to integrate the various agencies responsible for the planning and execution of military operations in a state-of-the-art headquarters which is equipped with the world’s best practice command and control systems.

New Army Truck Fleet Support

Codarra's military vehicle specialists have supported the Land 121 project with expertise in systems engineering and project management over a number of years.    Codarra has provided specialist expertise in support of this project in the fields of C4I, vehicle electrical and mechanical systems, and multi-role modules/shelters.  In particular, Codarra's work has covered a diverse range of activities, such as verification and validation, vibration and ride, specification writing, requirements management and management of systems engineering.

Headquarters Joint Operations Command

Project JP 8001 Phase 2B, HQJOC was delivered for operational testing on schedule on 14 November 2008. On time, to the day.

Codarra Advanced Systems engaged to project manage the Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) capability for the Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) being established at Bungendore in regional NSW. The aim of this project was to integrate the various agencies responsible for the planning and execution of military operations in a state-of-the-art headquarters which is equipped with the world’s best practice command and control systems.

HQJOC image1The HQJOC C4I project was developed in four stages:

Stage 1 - the development of the system specification and preparation of the tender documentation for the role of the C4I Primary System Integrator (PSI). This stage also included significant consultation with the C4I stakeholders and preliminary C4I system accreditation and logistic support activities.

Stage 2 - design approval of the C4I systems and on-going active C4I system accreditation and logistic support activities.

Stage 3 - on-going active C4I system accreditation and logistic support activities. It also included the review and approval of the test and acceptance plans for the active C4I systems.

Stage 4 -  system delivery, installation, test and acceptance. It also included the resolution of outstanding issues, system accreditation and project closure.

In addition to the primary tasks above, Codarra developed a database to assist in management of this project, provide the Communications Security (COMSEC) custodian role for all cryptographic and key material and undertook the systems integration of some network and audio-visual elements.

Capabilities

Consulting is one of the three threads of Codarra's activities. The company is recognised by a range of government and public sector organisations as a recognised provider of services relating to Program Management, Project Management and Engineering.

Codarra can provide services in the following areas:

Project Support. This includes Earned Value Management, process definition and improvement, life cycle costing, cost estimation and validation, quality management, project management support, data management, risk management and schedule management.

Systems & Software Engineering. This includes engineering, systems architecture/integration, testing and evaluation, including verification and validation, software engineering, technical certification and system security.

Acquisition & Sustainment Logistics. This includes integrated logistics support management; transition management; reliability, availability and maintainability; logistics support analysis; training needs analysis; configuration management; facilities requirement analysis and planning; facilities program governance and delivery support.

Business Support Management. Business support, procurement and contract management, commercial management, scribing services, facilitation services, strategic business advice and strategic communications advice.

Electronics Engineering. This includes radar (HF), radar (microwave), global navigation satellite systems, satellite engineering, electro-magnetic interference/electro-magnetic compatibility and TEMPEST.

Communications Engineering. This includes network engineering and radio-frequency/tactical engineering.

Platform Engineering. This includes submarine systems, maritime systems, mechanical, sensor management, electronic warfare self protection - airborne, electronic self protection - land, avionics systems, aerospace systems.

Capability Definition Documents Development. This includes the development of operational concepts, function and performance specifications, test concepts and other related system engineering disciplines.

Information Systems Architecture. This comprises technology architecture services and security architecture services.

Information System Design Services. This includes system design services and business analysis services.

Information Technology Support and Delivery Services. This includes IT service desk support, IT infrastructure support services, availability management services, service level management services, information systems problem management services, IT configuration management services and release management services.

Information Systems Development. This includes systems development and implementation, technical accreditation services, verification and validation services and new system software and support services.

Publication Authoring, Technical Writing and Doctrine Development. This includes publication authoring, preparation of publications system template suites, technical writing and scanning and document conversion.

Training. This includes training analysis, design and development, delivery and assessment, competency assessment and evaluation services.

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