RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Extending the Range of a Low-Power UAV Radio

By Mike Ball / 25 Nov 2019

NuWaves NuPower XtenderNuWaves Engineering, a leading developer of radio frequency and microwave solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has released an article explaining how low-power UAV radio systems designed for short-distance communications can be used in smaller UAS platforms as an inexpensive and reliable means of communications over greater distances.

Read the article on NuWaves’ website

The article explains:

  • How UAV radio bandwidth and modulation settings depend on the application data throughput requirements
  • How radio link performance may suffer significantly at longer ranges due to low power output
  • How RF power amplifiers can be used to provide longer range and high data rates for UAV communications applications

RF power amplifiers can extend the usable range of low-power UAV radio systems for a wide variety of applications such as telemetry, ISR, and tactical communications. To find out more, read the article on NuWaves’ website.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact