The benefits of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology has been well documented in a number of ground-based communication applications. But MIMO is showing promising results promising results in air-to-ground and air-to-air applications as well.
Tier 1 and 2 UAVs typically use line-of-sight (LOS) communications links to provide live transmission of video, command and control (C2), and telemetry to/and from the operator and other ground based assets. Traditionally, separate links are used for video and data, and the links tend to have performance issues when flying at lower altitude in high scatter environments and non-line-of-sight (NLOS).
The reliability, performance, and flexibility of Silvus Technologies StreamCaster™ radios make them an ideal solution for mission-critical UAV communications. Silvus MN-MIMO technology provides enhanced range and throughput in a variety of environments from pure-LOS to extreme non-LOS. And since all communications are provided over a single frequency, they provide superb spectral efficiency to help address the ever-growing spectrum crunch.
Silvus StreamCaster™ radios can be paired with a variety of antennas, amplifiers, and ground stations depending on application requirements. Please consult factory for assistance in designing the optimal system to suit your needs.
Features / Benefits:
- Single transceiver for all video, C2, and telemetry
- Enhanced range and performance in a variety of environments
- IP Based
- Low latency
- Mobile Ad-Hoc Mesh Network (up to 20 nodes; expandable to 100's)
- Relay capability
- Data rates up to 100+Mbps
- Dual Band
- Superb spectral efficiency
- 256-bit AES encryption
- IED Detection
- Swarm / mesh operation
- Relay / range extension
- Battlefield data dissemination
- UAV / UGV teaming
- Manned / Unmanned Teaming