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May 2020: - East Brunswick, NJ -
Triad RF Systems, a leading designer
and manufacturer of integrated radio systems and high performance RF/Microwave amplifiers,
is pleased to announce the launch of a line of TRIAD Amplified Radios that extend
the range of the most widely used mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and multiple
input multiple output (MIMO) wireless
mesh radios in the industry. The creation and launch of these turnkey high-power
radios is in direct response to customer challenges experienced when Bi-directional
amplifier (BDA) modules are "bolted-on" to a MIMO Radio system. These in-house integrations
frequently fail to achieve the size, weight, performance, and cost objectives (SWaP-C)
required of a long distance radio link. Unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAV/UAS)
and ground/surface vehicles (UGV/USV) that frequently operate in harsh weather conditions
and challenging terrain are common applications where TRIAD Amplified Radio Systems
are finding the best use.
TRIAD Amplified Radios are built around the radio platforms of several well-known
manufacturers, such as Silvus Technologies, Domo Tactical Communications, Microhard
Systems, and Doodle Labs, to name a few. Out-of-the-box, many are capable of UDP
throughputs in excess of 50 Mbps, which can support data-intensive tasks, such as
multiple high definition (HD) video feeds. As advanced unmanned systems continue
to improve maximum operation times however, command, control, and throughput requirements
over longer distances are moving beyond these radios’ stand-alone capabilities,
and higher RF power is required.
Before TRIAD Amplified Radios, the common method for how to increase a radio
link's signal range was to connect a bi-directional amplifier (BDA) in line with
the microwave radio's RF port and antenna. In other applications, such as multiple-input-multiple-output
(MIMO) radios, up to four individual bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs) were required
to accomplish the necessary power increase. A primary issue routinely uncovered
is that creating a dependable long-distance radio link requires extensive expertise
in the optimization of RF margins. Unmanned system engineering teams that experience
under-performing or marginal data link performance after assembling their own amplification
systems typically face one or more of the following challenges:
Overcoming free space path loss over distance Ensuring the signal arrives at
the receiver (RX) with the exact signal-to-noise (SNR) to meet the minimum signal
quality required for dependable reception and demodulation Generating a clean signal
that rises above the electromagnetic interference (EMI) that routinely originates
from either a co-located system in the vehicle, or from man-made RF noise present
in the area of operation Drift in gain, power, signal to noise ratio, and other
variables over temperature and frequency Co-channel RFI issues Insufficient RF and/or
DC bus filtering to mitigate EMI / RFI issues Sub-optimal cables, interconnects
Antenna selection / positioning Video encoder optimization and radio settings errors
Lack of maintenance and establishment of pre- and post- flight tests and checks
to ensure that the links are always working at peak performance levels
TRIAD Amplified Radios are fully integrated and optimized solutions that are
the result of extensive experience in custom development of the highest data-rate,
longest range wireless links for the intelligence, surveillance, and recognizance
The THPR series of amplified radio modules from TRIAD also address all power
drift issues by including advanced active power control and equalization circuitry.
This ensures that both the RF Output Power and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) delivered
to the antenna remains ultra-stable in the presence of any fluctuations.
In addition to unmanned/ISR data link applications, TRIAD Amplified Radios offer
a high-power, low-cost, lightweight solution to next-generation C4ISR, Military
Mesh, MANET, and tracking antenna systems.
To learn more, visit: www.triadrf.com/radio-systems or contact us for more information
about TRIAD Amplified Radios.
About Triad RF System
Based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Triad RF Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures
innovative RF/Microwave amplifiers and integrated radio systems for challenging
environments. Products include power amplifiers, bi-directional amplifiers, rack
mount systems, microwave radios, and custom multi-function assemblies.
Triad RF Systems
11 Harts Lane, Suite I
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Posted May 19, 2020