Dynamic Mobile Mesh Networking
Blu Wireless, a leader in mmWave technology, has launched a new 360° Tactical Vehicle Node (TVN), the Bristol-based company announced on 10 November.
Offering a balance of feature-rich, independently configurable and high-performance building blocks, the dynamic mesh networking solution enables scalable tactical connectivity between vehicles. By comparison with commercial networks, tactical 5G military networks necessitate systems which are standalone, secure, can be easily interfaced to existing tactical equipment and are resistant to single point of failure. Blu Wireless’s TVN, based on open IEEE 5G mmWave standards, offers the flexibility, security and reliability needed to enable a wide range of applications in naval, space, air, and land forces, delivering next-generation multi-gigabit speed to the tactical edge.
Mark Barrett, Chief Commercial Officer at Blu Wireless, commented “We expect that the tactical integration of multi-spectral sensor data from multiple sources in real time will define the future of battlefield communications. The ability of IEEE 5G to deliver covert peer-to-peer dynamic mesh networks will form a key part of this vision, meeting not only current demand but also enabling new use cases for tactical 5G networks, such as AI-driven and rapid deployable command posts.”
Configurable to provide 360° coverage via mesh networking, this mmWave mobile mesh platform enables tactical vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, land, air and sea-based operations, tactical platform manoeuvring and vehicle maintenance massive data upload. System features, including covert LPI waveform with encryption and advanced application software, provide the built-in flexibility that allows customers to configure connections for a variety of applications, remotely or in the field, to meet new or unforeseen requirements.
For a brief video overview of the Blu Wireless TVN, click here: