HTZ warfare

The most comprehensive radio planning solution for electronic warfare and tactical communications
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HTZ warfare features a comprehensive set of radio planning capabilities that enables the design and optimization of military communication networks for frequencies ranging from a few kHz up to 450GHz. Unique electronic warfare and tactical communications functions allow accurate simulation of the battlefield for advanced mission planning.

HTZ warfare is developed for and used worldwide by:

  • C4ISR: Computerized Command, Control, Communications , Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance services

  • Armed forces (Air, Navy, Land)

  • Police, emergency, border patrol and security services

  • Spectrum regulators

  • MODs

  • Tactical communications

  • Military equipment makers

Main functions of HTZ warfare

Radio planning

  • Network coverage calculation

  • Interference analysis

  • Automated frequency planning

  • Spectrum management

  • Network optimization

  • Civilian technologies

  • Co-existence management

  • Aeronautical capabilities

  • Digital cartography

  • Google Earth export

  • Online access to worldwide maps

  • Frequency from a few kHz up to 450GHz

  • Interoperability with SQL and XML databases

Electronic warfare

  • Battlefield communications modeling

  • On-The-Move capabilities

  • Radar (coverage, countermeasurement...)

  • Satellites

  • Microwave links

  • Jamming

  • Direction finding

  • Interception

  • UAV, Aeronautical

  • Multi-technologies

HTZ warfare comes as an “all-in-one” solution covering the full radio spectrum and all radio technologies. It is provided with worldwide cartographic data base including digital terrain model, clutter and image layers.

A perpetual license of HTZ warfare includes:

  • HTZ warfare software license

  • Technical support during 1 year (telephone, email) (*)

  • Maintenance agreement with access to regular software updates during 1 year (*)

  • 1 day per year of software training on ATDI premises or on site (excluding travel and living expenses)

  • Bing Maps key

  • ICS cloud special rates for additional licenses required for a dedicated period of time

  • Access to Online World wide Builder module during 1 year (*)

  • ICS map server license during 1 year (*)

  • Access to ICS online during 1 year which includes (*):

50 MB of storage (more storage for additional price)
Possibility to upload radio coverage and sites
Data sharing (public or protected by password)
Access to BRIFIC database
Export stations and MW
Access to 20 meters world wide DTM (from 01.01.2013)

(*) : Can be renewed on a yearly basis from the second year following the PO.

HTZ warfare Features

New features of the latest HTZ warfare version

Route planning - automatic network planning from station candidates along vector lines:
• Automatic antenna orientation
• Best station selection including sector dependency
• Overlapping
• Network coverage calculation and reporting

Area planning - automatic network planning from station candidates targeting polygon areas :
• Automatic antenna orientation
• Best station selection including sector dependency
• Overlapping
• Network coverage calculation and reporting

Handover analysis along vector lines
• Take into account: Mobile speed, Handover margin, Pre-defined neighbors and Handover effective time
• Complete report

More capabilities for cartographic elements:
• Open Street Map
• User defined WMS servers
• Bing address over cursor
• Clutter 2006 – Resolution 20 m now available (Europe)
Bing maps access online and offline (Map, Aerials, Aerials + labels, Ordnance Survey and Collins Bart)
• New MIM/RIM map support
• Online Worldwide Builder access (worldwide DTM and clutter data)
• Import BMP 8 bits (indoor projects)

Full 3D experience:
• Full 3D propagation model
• 3D real time
• New 3D coverage engine (specular and lambertian reflections)

Recommended configuration
Memory: 8 GB and more
Storage: 500 GB
Hard drive: SSD 256 GB
Internet access (Map access, ICS online)
Processor: x64 multicore
Graphic card: 2GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080)
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8

Monthly software rent available via ICS cloud service

Seamless sharing of heavy radio network reports and data with ICS online

Powerful LTE planning features:
• LTE PCI planning (maximizing and optimizing modes)
• LTE RSI planning (maximizing, randomizing and optimizing modes)
• LTE Parenting
• CQI and throughput mapping support
• ICI enhancement
• MIMO SD / SU / MU / AAS support
• SNIR maps (PDSCH, Control channel)
• RSRQ maps
• RSRP maps
• Maximal and n-maximal RSRP value for each pixel (RSRP coverage analysis /servers/1st, 2nd, 3rd server)
• Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function)
• Coverage reliability based on RSRP – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e >=100%)
• Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRP value (RSRP coverage analysis /Simultaneous)
• Maximal and n-maximal RSRQ value for each pixel (RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server)
• Probability of given RSRQ value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function + RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server)
• Coverage reliability based on RSRQ – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e >=100%)
• Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRQ value (RSRQ maps/simultaneous servers)
• Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (RSRP coverage analysis/Coverage probability…)
• Number of sectors with a RSRP value different from serving sector RSRP not more than for a given value (RSRP coverage analysis/Simultaneous different from best server…)
• Connectivity report: RSRP, Best server, RSRQ, SNIR PDSCH, SNIR control channel, Throughput / RB
• Prospective planning LTE
• Parenting LTE: schedulers Rodin Robin, Proportional Fair and Max SNR
• Uplink SNIR map (Monte-Carlo and Noise rise methods)
• Monte-Carlo (SNIR, RSRP, RSRQ, PUSCH and connect)
• User defined SNIR vs Throughput tables (UL and DL)
• Reports: QoS, Throughputs…
• Full symmetrical and asymmetrical support

Station Parameters
Height above ground
Frequency Channels (Transmitter and receiver)
Receiver information
Status (Transmitter, Radar…)
Vertical pattern (every 1°)
Horizontal pattern (every 5°)
Multimedia folder (texts, images, sounds…)

Microwave links specific parameters
Stations parameters
Amplifier database
Feeder database
Cable database
1 or 2 antennas per terminal
Automatic orientation

Vienna 93
ITU-R 370
ITU-R 525/526
ITU-R 1546
ITU-R 1812
ITU-R 452
ITU-R 530
ITU-R 533
User model

Delta Bullington
Deygout 66
Deygout 94
ITU-R 526 round mask
ITU-R 526 cylinder

Other parameters
Subpath attenuation
Slope Model
Lambertian Reflections
Ground Reflections

Ground Occupancy

U uburban
Urban 8 meters
Urban 15 meters
Urban 30 meters
Urban 50 meters
+ 10 User defined class

Clutter attenuation

User attenuation

Network analysis

Cf. Propagation models

Composite coverage
Best Server
Time of Arrival of the signal

Global or multi-channel
5 levels of C/I
ITU-R 417-7/6554
Steady inte
Tropospheric interference

Fast assignment module
From frequency band
From frequency list

Erlang B
Erlang C

Electronic Warfare

Best jammer location Minimum power required Jamming along a trajectory

Frequency Hopping

Communication interception

Training facilities

Tactical modules

Mobile communications

Direction Finders 

Direct connection
Comparison with databases

Doppler effect

Point - Multipoint functions

Interaction between random transmitters and a network
Statistical analysis 
Interference on transmitter
Interference on receiver

Subscribers automatic connection 

To best server
To all stations

Subscribers analysis 

Best server
Traffic analysis
Demand diagrams



Other functions

Site searching
Line of Sight
Population analysis
GPS connection

Cartographic Management

Coverage in full transparency
2D views
3D displays

As file (BMP or Targa)
To standard Window© printer.


Raster image
Digital Elevation Model
Ground Occupancy Layer
Vector Files (Cf. ATDI's Cartographic Catalogue)

Site, Microwave link, Subscriber

Internal (current project)
External (Access, Oracle…)
ODBC import and export
Cloud access
Smadef V3
Import Generic ASCII
Direct calculations


Propagation model built-up
Plugin SDK

Recommended configuration:

Memory: 8 GB and more
Storage: 500 GB
Hard drive: SSD 256 GB
Internet access (Map access, ICS online)
Processor: x64 multicore
Graphic card: 2GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080)
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 (x64 and x86)


Windows Vista (32 bits and 64 bits versions)
Win32 Wrapper (legacy libraries)
Citrix, Active Directory
Ansi and Unicode
User translations (Ascii file)
Parallelism (64 bits versions)
Multi-processing (32 and 64 bits versions)
Feature chart

Name of the featureHTZ Warfare Spectrum EditionHTZ warfare Battlefield Edition
Microwave link calculationyesyes
Microwave link assignmentyesyes
Microwave link interferenceyesyes
Point to Point calculationyesyes
Point to Point assignmentyesyes
Point to Point Interferenceyesyes
Point to Multipoint calculationyesyes
Point to Multipoint assignmentyesyes
Point to Multipoint interferenceyesyes
Coverage calculationyesyes
Coverage analysisyesyes
Coverage assignmentyesyes
Coverage interferenceyesyes
Population coveredyesyes
Site Searchingyesyes
Automatic planningyesyes
Subscriber Managementyesyes
Radar countermeasureyesyes
Direction findingyes
LTE designyesyes
WCDMA/CDMA designyesyes
CEW featuresyesyes
On the move featuresyesyes
Flight trackyesyes
ICS manager interfaceyes
Regulation data managementyes
Human Hazardyesyes
Measurement / Correlationyesyes
SFN / COFDMyesyes
DME / Multilaterationyesyes
ITU-P 1546yesyes
External DLL modelsyesyes
Unicode version (on demand)yesyes
ON-LINE mapsyesyes
Maintenance / Support1 year1 year

Advanced cartographic, radio planning and LTE upgrades in latest ATDI tools editions

ATDI announces new editions of HTZ warfare
ATDI is now offering 2 different editions of HTZ warfare, adapting the software to different customer needs.
HTZ wafare Spectrum Edition is a complete military radioplanning and spectrum management solution that includes:
• Radio-planning
• Communication electronic warfare
• Spectrum regulation
• Coordination
• Spectrum monitoring

HTZ warfare Battlefield Edition is a complete military radioplanning solution that includes:
• Radio-planning
• Communication electronic warfare
• Interception / localisation

Read more here

ATDI presents HTZ warfare version 17
HTZ warfare version 17 offers the following updates:
• All menus of HTZ warfare 17 can be translated in different languages, adapting to user’s needs. This update can be done directly by end user without assistance from ATDI
• Features new OTM functionalities that allow simulating tactical jamming by a moving jammer, interception and localization
• Flight track: interference calculation from Aircraft to Fixed stations, interference from Fixed stations to Aircraft whatever the aircraft antenna attitude
• Flight track contains: X, Y, Z, Time, Roll, Pitch, Course
• Full 3D antenna

To study jamming efficiency, interception and band sharing, HTZ warfare can simulate networks in a random mode. In that mode, the new network is composed of a random number of users in a given area. The size of the network is not limited.
Statistical charts illustrating simulation results extensively describe interactions between existing and future networks.

Comparison Measurement/Prediction
HTZ warfare imports fields strength measurements in various formats, analyses them and then compares them against predicted area coverage along the same route. From a graph of measured verses predicted and by analysing an associated correlation file the user can confirm use of the appropriate model or where variance is found, to optimise the model for the environment encountered.

Terrain Profile and Path Budget
HTZ warfare has a range of different functions allowing the creation of terrain profiles between two stations. These profiles take into account the ground occupancy between the two link terminals and this can then be edited following ground surveys. A passive repeater can be used.
Complete path budget calculations are generated automatically for digital or analogue microwave links containing free space loss, diffraction and ultimately, path reliability. The path analysis takes into account multiple ground reflections. HTZ warfare also considers space diversity and optimises the installation of a second reception antenna.

Direction finders
HTZ warfare features a direct interface with a Direction Finding system. HTZ warfare can receive messages, store the locs, correlate the bearings coming from several direction finders and display the results on the map.

Radar coverage and interception
This function calculates the coverage of a ground based radar system, positioned by the user, against a target of known radar cross section at different height intervals. HTZ warfare also examines the vulnerability of a ground based or air radar to interception, simulates countermeasures, calculates the Doppler effect...

Definition of Microwave links
All links are defined by the technical characteristics of the two terminals. These characteristics can be entered through individual parameters or by selecting terminal equipment, antennas and feeders from a user built database.


HTZ warfare prices (EUR, w/out VAT)

HTZ warfare Spectrum Edition
Perpetual license #1: contact us
Discount on additional licenses (from license #2): yes/on request
Maintenance and technical support contract extension (from 2nd year): yes/on request

HTZ warfare Battlefield Edition
Perpetual license #1: contact us
Discount on additional licenses (from license #2): yes/on request
Maintenance and technical support contract extension (from 2nd year): yes/on request
HTZ warfare overview and main functions