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AD16

AD16

A proven, high-bandwidth, long-range mobile communications system that overcomes challenges associated with communications on the move.

Modern military operations require reliable high-speed communications for coordination of engagements, access to sensor data, and protection. A self-forming, self-healing network, AD16 works with a wide range of data types and platforms, including video, voice, and FTP. Equipment including a terminal and a family of interoperable antennas accommodate a wide range of platform requirements.


Applications

AD16 establishes a high-bandwidth, long-range data link between command posts and mobile sensor platforms. The system is field proven on stationary and mobile platforms — including a variety of vehicles and aircraft — providing multiple simultaneous links.

AD16 incorporates a number of key enhancements compared to legacy systems, including:

  • Directional-phased arrays
  • High tolerance of nodes entering/leaving network
  • Higher network throughput rate than commercial-off-the-shelf mesh networks
  • Designed with mobility in mind, including compensation for platform roll, pitch, and yaw
  • Network is self-forming and self-sustaining
  • Internal transmission security and external communications security features

Features

AD16 automates network creation, configuration, and routing to dynamically adapt link attributes and frequencies to preserve connectivity and information throughput. AD16 nodes automatically discover each other and employ a number of internal and external features to provide secure communications. Key characteristics include:

  • Mobile, ad hoc, wireless mesh network
  • C-band
  • Self-forming, self-healing
  • TCP/IP user interfaces
  • Multiple, simultaneous links
  • Supports diverse data types (video, voice, radar, tracks, chat, FTP)

Demonstrated Capabilities

  • Moving and/or stationary platforms
  • Automatic link establishment/link entry
  • Rapid link re-establishment
  • Automatic routing
  • Adaptive link attributes (bandwidth, transmit power, data rates)
  • Frequency hopping
  • Simultaneous IP feeds
  • Data rates exceeding 30 Mbps per link
  • Field-proven on land vehicles and aircraft

Network

  • Nodes automatically discover peers and establish/re-establish links
  • Node pairs communicate simultaneously, maximizing network throughput
  • No network topology restrictions

Technical Specifications

Terminal

Prime Power

100 W

Weight

12 lbs

Planar Antenna

Length

1 foot 6 inches

Prime Power

200 W

Weight

31 lbs

20 Element Antenna

Diameter

12 inches

Prime Power

130 W

Weight

11.5 lbs

24 Element Antenna

Diameter

16 inches

Prime Power

100 W

Weight

20 lbs

36 Element Antenna

Diameter

2 feet

Prime Power

350 W

Weight

68 lbs

72 Element Antenna

Diameter

3 feet

Prime Power

700 W

Weight

120 lbs

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