Octopus ISR Systems, a brand of UAV Factory, today announced the introduction of a portable high-performance automatic tracking antenna system that features MN-MIMO technology for high bandwidth, meshed video, voice, and data communications through Silvus' StreamCaster tactical radios.
Silvus’ Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) is a state-of-the-art waveform that solves many of the problems facing today’s wireless systems. This breakthrough waveform is a powerful blend of Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (COFDM), Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna techniques, and Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) to deliver digital communications with unparalleled performance and flexibility.
“Our integration of Silvus’ MN-MIMO technology will provide secure high-speed and long-range communications and surveillance capabilities suitable for harsh and dynamic environments,” said Konstantins Krivovs, business development manager for Octopus ISR Systems. “Providing reliable high speed self-healing and self-forming MESH network communications for manned and unmanned aircraft applications will help our customers to achieve successful mission outcomes.”
Tracking antenna MIMO techniques include spatial multiplexing, space-time coding, and TX/RX beamforming, which enables excellent high-throughput communication at a range of over 100 km. The operational frequency bands available range from 400MHz to 6GHz.
The system’s rugged and durable design includes an environmentally sealed heavy-duty pan-tilt unit and supports operations in all weather conditions, by providing optimal connectivity when it matters most. The tracking antenna system relies on an automatic tracking algorithm, automatic azimuth calibration, and 360° rotation.
The tracking antenna system’s portable and lightweight design ensures easy transportation. The system’s weight with tripod is only 43 kilograms, depending on the dish size for the selected frequency band, the entire system fits in only one shippable military grade transportation case.
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