Triad RF Systems Tech Brief: "Keys to Successful Naval Defense
Using MIMO/MANET Radio System Deployments"
September 28, 2020: - East Brunswick, NJ - Triad RF Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of
integrated radio systems and high performance RF/Microwave amplifiers, just
published a very nice Tech Brief entitled "Keys
to Successful Naval Defense Using MIMO/MANET Radio System Deployments."
Beginning with a review of applicable radio history (HF, VHF, UHF, SATCOM), the
document extolls the virtues of MIMO (Multiple-Input / Multiple-Output) and its
antenna diversity scheme (a la your Wi-Fi router). Building on the technology is
MANET (Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking), which exhibits self-forming and self-healing
networks that survive in hostile signal environments. While the title specifies
naval applications because of Triad RF's extensive involvement in the realm,
this technology extends into other military services as well as domestic law
enforcement, emergency services, and other critical communications systems.
Keys to Successful Naval Defense Using MIMO/MANET Radio System Deployments
Naval assets are designed and operated to perform a multitude of missions. The
missions range from transporting and supporting air assets, conducting maritime
patrol, transporting troops and supplies for land operations, and operating and
coordinating unmanned assets. Missions require that maritime vessels coordinate
and communicate with a large number of disparate assets. As such, naval vessels
require numerous and varied communication methods.
Naval vessels operate in a dynamic environment that requires a wide array of
communication links or off-ship bearers. An off-ship bearer is any method that transports
information to or from a maritime asset. Since the early days of spark-gap Morse
code transmitters that allowed for wireless communication over distance, maritime
assets have sought additional communication methods for safety reasons and to allow
them to expand their operations and missions. This never ending thirst for transferring
more information over greater distances with greater numbers of end points has led
to a dizzying hodgepodge of transceivers, amplifiers, and antenna equipment, all
battling for height and optimal locations on the topside masts on modern naval vessels.
Further compounding this already congested environment of high-powered emitters
and potentially self-interfering equipment, is the ability of near-peer adversaries
to use these emanations as a way of locating and targeting maritime vessels and
to actively jam communication bearers, leading to the need to carry out operations
with limited or no access to strategic communications due to anti-access/area-denial
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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.
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Posted September 28, 2020