Domo Tactical Communications (DTC), a developer of IP Mesh network technology for unmanned systems, has announced that it has developed a new wireless IP Mesh waveform. Known as MeshUltra, the new waveform has been designed for the most demanding of tactical applications such as military and law enforcement.
MeshUltra allows data to be exchanged between wireless radio nodes in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint configurations, providing increased range, greater reliability and higher throughput. As network nodes move, MeshUltra will reconfigure the network, automatically calculating which nodes are in range and the most efficient route to exchange data between them. Should a node be taken out of action, the decentralised system means that all other nodes will continue to operate, as there is no single master node and therefore no single point of failure.
When combined with DTC’s Interference Avoidance System (IAS) Cognitive Radio capability, MeshUltra is able to continue operating even in the presence of interference that would bring down other wireless networks, thus providing protection against jamming and providing a robust solution to battlefield frequency coordination.
Rob Garth, DTC’s Video Product Director, commented: “We are very excited to introduce MeshUltra to our customers. The market demands cutting-edge technology and we are continuing to listen and deliver on our promises.”
“The benefits of MeshUltra are already being realised by customers in the field. With the advantage of increased bandwidth options (1.25-20MHz) and the capability for at least 64 nodes, plus an industry-leading selection of form factors, power levels and frequency bands, DTC can offer solutions for an ever-increasing range of customer requirements.”