Simnovus partners with Dualos for 5G UE Simulator

Simnovus partners with Dualos for 5G UE Simulator

TACOMA, WASHINGTONSimnovus, a North Carolina-based  company, has chosen Dualos, LLC as its U.S.-based federal partner for the sale of its UE Simulator product.

Simnovus offers an innovative approach to 5G RAN simulation and validation. The UE Simulator has the capability to validate various application traffic, real life traffic simulations (5G, Nb-IoT, Cat-M and LTE) and interoperability with other nodes. The UE Simulator runs on COTS and SDR, allowing deployment on multiple test beds. The platform supports broad frequency ranges and can support 4×4 MIMO. Scripts are auto-generated and controlled via a powerful and flexible web-based UI. Pricing is subscription-based, allowing for predictable budgeting, and software updates are pushed out across all test beds, leaving no gaps in features. UE Simulator is a turn-on automation-ready prepackaged automation library.

“Simnovus was looking for a partner aligned with our vision of bringing innovative 5G RAN validation solutions to the DOD ecosystem” states Sunil Kalidindi, President of US Sales. “We chose to work with Dualos as they truly understand how to provide comprehensive solutions to their customers by bringing together best-in-class products. The expertise Dualos brings is unique for this sector and we are excited to be working with their great team.”

Dualos Vice President Rob Harris adds that “Simnovus complements the strong 5G test portfolio Dualos offers to its US government customers,” as customers move away from hardware fixed test solutions to highly configurable software testing Simnovus was a natural fit. “Their 5G RAN simulation and emulation is far superior than any other solution on the market today,” Harris says.

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About Simnovus
Based in North Carolina, Simnovus enables innovators to win the 5G race by enabling continuous test and rapid validation. Our software-oriented approach takes advantage of COTS hardware, so our customers can deploy several testbeds in parallel. Our UE Simulator validates 5G and 4G base stations by simulating thousands of UEs performing various realistic control and user plane traffic patterns. Our network emulator simulates a 5G and 4G network. 5G disruptors worldwide have already partnered with us, and we are expanding rapidly.

About Dualos
With decades of experience in business development and product management expertise, Dualos expertly provides go-to-market strategies and business execution for military and aerospace organizations targeting the US Intel Communities and DoD ecosystem. Dualos’ subject matter expertise is in test, emulation, and simulation covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

MIL-STD-1553 Basic Training

Basic information about the Mil-Std-1553 data bus (local area network). Bill Schuh of Dualos with Bill Tilman of Abaco are doing this ~1hr training.

If you have any questions, be sure to contact Bill Schuh at (253) 797-0713 or at

BusTools 1553 Demo Part 4 - RT Mapping

In another Out of the Office episode, Bill Schuh has guest Bill Tilman back again to work with Abaco’s BusTools 1553 Demo to create an RT Mapping application with the Demo program. Mil-Std-1553 has remote terminals, known as RTs and there are numerous addresses and buffers within each RT system. If your RT system is unknown, learn how to RT map it to find out what parts are in it’s design and which aren’t. Tune-in!

If you have any questions, be sure to contact Bill Schuh at (253) 797-0713 or at

Dualos hires Rich Lapen, Miles Altman into new leadership roles

Dualos hires Rich Lapen, Miles Altman into new leadership roles

TACOMA, WASHINGTONDualos, LLC has hired Rich Lapen and Miles Altman to fill two new leadership roles at the mil/aero firm. Lapen will be the new director of sales for the automated test & assurance division. Altman will be senior field sales engineer in the avionics test & simulation division.

Rich Lapen is a sales and marketing professional with more than thirty plus years of experience in advanced network communications technologies for all aspects of government, provider, equipment manufacture and commercial enterprise markets. He has an extensive personal and professional network of contacts from C-Level executives to key engineering decision makers.

Widely respected for the depth of his technical knowledge, Lapen is able to articulate needs to all customers and stakeholders. His particular areas of expertise include mobile, cloud, cyber, DoD tactical, service provider, enterprise, network equipment customer environments, architectures, business models, and procurement methods.

“Dualos has created a whole ecosystem leveraging internal IP along with strategic partners,” says Rob Harris, executive vice president of Dualos, “providing complete test and diagnostic solutions from LEO satellites to mobile networks. We feel Rich’s knowledge, experience, and leadership will propel Dualos’s success within tactical networks and 5G spectrum.”

Rich Lapen

Miles Altman brings to Dualos a deep experience in avionics, both in and out of the military. As a senior NCO in the US Air Force Reserve he worked on the C-17, learning its communication, navigation, and countermeasures systems, as well the data buses that connect many of its components. He was a Quality Assurance Inspector for the 315th Maintenance Group at Joint Base Charleston, and now leads and mentors a team of technicians to develop maintenance skills and readiness to meet Air Force needs.

Miles has also been a civilian employee for the Air Force, where he was a subject matter expert on flightline support equipment. He served as senior field engineer on F-16 flight simulators for Lockheed Martin, during which time he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“Miles will bring value to our customers by providing them with solutions to their more difficult avionics problems,” says Harris. “The most complex test and simulation challenges can only be addressed by a team that understands that complexity. Miles’ vast avionics maintenance and flightline support knowledge are crucial to providing customers with application assurance and expertise.”

Miles Altman

About Dualos

Dualos provides strategic business development for select OEMs with a direct focus on military, aerospace, and US government related sectors. Leveraging its expertise, Dualos offers an ecosystem of services comprised of global business development, go-to-market strategy, and complex program supply chain management.

Founded in 2008, Dualos is a minority- and woman-owned HUBZone small business. Data security and protection is of utmost importance. Dualos is NIST SP 800-171 compliant and monitored, ITAR registered, holds the latest ISO certification for quality management, and AS9120B, an aerospace industry-specific certification.

BusTools 1553 Demo Part 3 - Creating RT Hunter

In another Out of the Office episode, Bill Schuh has guest Bill Tilman back again to work with Abaco’s BusTools 1553 Demo to create an RT Hunter application with the Demo program. Mil-Std-1553 has remote terminals, known as RTs and if you want to find out which RTs are active on unknown bus (network), or you want to see what code to add to your own bus controller (BC) at start-up to see which systems are operational. Tune-in!

If you have any questions, be sure to contact Bill Schuh at (253) 797-0713 or at

Dualos Sponsors HUBZone Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Dualos Sponsors HUBZone Small Business Week Virtual Summit

TACOMA, WASHINGTON—Dualos will be a key sponsor of the 2020 HUBZone Small Business Week Summit, which will be hosted online this year as a virtual event from September 8–11.

HUBZone is a program of the United States Small Business Administration that was created in 1998 to support growth in historically underutilized business (HUB) zones with the goal of awarding three percent of all federal contract dollars annually to qualifying companies. These  are communities that by definition lack capital investment from Capitol Hill and in federal agencies. Meeting the three percent goal requires coordination, networking, outreach, and advocacy, as well as lobbying for economic development and policy reform, for which the nonprofit HUBZone Contractors National Council was formed.

The Small Business Week Summit is week-long networking and educational summit organized by the HUBZone Contractors National Council. It features training and educational seminars from top industry professionals, government and industry matchmaking with agencies and prime contractors, and panel discussions. Typically held as an in-person meeting, this year the Summit will be held virtually due to ongoing public health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dualos takes enormous pride in sponsoring this year’s event. Based in a HUBZone in Tacoma, Washington, Dualos itself is a Native American owned and women owned small business. Its advocacy for small businesses, women, and minorities not only makes strategic sense for the company—it’s part of its culture and values. Inspired by family, education, equal rights, and the environment, Dualos actively contributes to its local community by bringing higher paying jobs to the area and promoting the inclusion and advancement of minority groups in STEM industries.

“[Sponsoring this year’s Summit] was an easy decision for us,” says  Dualos President Nancy Papineau. “We try to lead by example. For business growth, economic growth, for our community, for our industry, for our personal growth. It’s who we are as a company. And the HUBZone program is a powerful tool for competition and the health of small businesses. Especially in 2020, and beyond.”

For more on the HubZone Council, please visit

BusTools 1553 Demo Part 2 - Exporting Bus Control List

Bill Schuh and Bill Tilman demonstrate how to export the bus control list using the free BusTools 1553 demo program from Abaco.

Intro to BusTools 1553 Demo

Bill Schuh of Dualos and Bill Tilman Abaco show how to use the free BusTools 1553 demo program from Abaco to create your data bus message list and how to use that list for both Abaco and non-Abaco interfaces as documentation or C code for your application.

Dualos, LLC Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Dualos, LLC Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Tacoma, WA – Rob Harris of Dualos, LLC, Tacoma, WA was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Harris, a recognized leader in the community, is an authority within the military, aerospace and government sector. In nearly 30 years in the test and embedded solutions industry he led the successful growth of several small companies. Harris’s latest venture, with partner Nancy Papineau, is Dualos, LLC. Dualos focuses on selling test, measurement, simulation and emulation solutions into complex and challenging defense ecosystems. A global business development specialist, Dualos partners with the largest and most respected test, measurement, simulation emulation manufactures. It’s a woman and Native American owned small business, located in a Tacoma, Washington HUBZone.

“Small business is a big category,” says Harris. “It’s important to recognize those that are owned by minorities, by women, by Native Americans. It’s important to bring Congressional attention to these enterprising communities.”

Harris joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of his efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Rob as part of the Leadership Council,” said NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “He comes to us highly recommended, and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

For more on the NSBA Leadership Council, please visit

Get the White Paper: Military Requirements for RF Channel Emulation

Dualos and Spirent Support Military Requirements for RF Channel Emulation with the Latest White Paper

Get the RF Channel Emulation White Paper

Today’s connected battlefield requires a new level of testing that depends on close collaboration between government defense agencies and private enterprises to ensure signals make it from Point A to Point B, successfully and securely. 

Whether you are designing battlefield radio hardware or software, building a military IoT device with an RF module, buying or evaluating devices, or developing network applications that use radios, you are probably grappling with the real-world challenges surrounding testing and simulation. 

Enter Spirent Communications. Long considered the foremost experts on the technical challenges that military radio system designers, integrators and buyers face, our partners at Spirent have developed a state-of-the-art tool for RF channel emulation. Known as the Vertex, it models real-world signal impairments and worst-case scenarios for fast and accurate testing, allowing users to bring new RF systems online quickly and at a lower cost than previously imaginable.

With Vertex, you can minimize your test challenges regarding wireless communications, electronic warfare, satellite communications, software defined radio, signal intelligence and mil/aero connected battlefield.

  • Vertex grows from 4 to 36 RF ports in a single chassis and is expandable to 144 ports in a multi-unit configuration
  • Its flexibility and density support a myriad of test configurations for SISO and MIMO, massive MIMO and beamforming, mesh networks, advanced MIMO OTA, and carrier aggregation
  • It supports up to 256 digital radio paths in a single instrument, has a native frequency range from 30 MHz to 5925 MHz (and up to 39 GHz via Vertex HFC), supports signal bandwidth to 200MHz (combinable channels for >1 GHz), and can replicate supersonic Doppler speeds
  • Vertex supports the Advanced Channel Model (ACM) software module which offers a user-friendly GUI that simplifies the design of the 3D propagation scenarios
  • The ACM software supports custom models and motion paths, as well as the latest 3GPP standards for LTE and 5G applications

If test and simulation challenges are inhibiting the launch of your RF system, then the latest white paper from Spirent and Dualos will be of interest to you. It provides a brief overview of RF channel emulation—a powerful and cost-effective means for testing military radio systems—and introduces Spirent’s Vertex Channel Emulator.