Triad is proud to support a recognized global aerospace market leader in the development of long-range RF systems for their advanced tactical helicopter platform, designed for operational flexibility across a variety of commercial, federal, and defense applications.
During flight testing, the customer achieved a robust 75 km (46 mi) RF link distance with a consistent data throughput of 3 - 5 Mbps.
The test was conducted from a single ground station configured with low-gain omnidirectional antennas and without additional network coverage from nodes in other vehicles or along the test range. Even without deploying a directional panel or dish antennas to optimize the RF link with the helicopter over long distances, the amplified transmit and receive power available on the THPR made a solid long-distance link possible even under less-than-ideal conditions.
The customer chose our Triad High Power Radios, which deliver long-range RF communication performance in an easy-to-integrate package. Each THPR contains a MIMO radio compatible with the customer’s preferred network ecosystem, combined with our amplifier technology, customized radio front end, and heat management options. All of this technology is built into one compact package that delivers unparalleled MIMO RF performance over distance.
The addition of long-range MIMO communication system integrated into this adaptable, multi-role support helicopter will enable additional flexibility in the types of missions undertaken in support of larger operations and help extend the service life of the aircraft.
Bringing long-distance, high throughput MIMO communication to airborne support assets is critical to prepare for future operational needs. Our THPR MIMO radios can support ISR operations, HD video transmission, sensor data, and other types of networking that legacy radio systems and waveforms are not always suited for.
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