Virginia Beach, Virginia, August 23, 2019 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (www.trellisware.com), announced today the recent success of its 4th annual TSM™ Working Group event, held in Virginia Beach from August 13–15, 2019. Moving to a new venue this year to accommodate the increasing attendance, TrellisWare hosted TSM partners from various agencies and companies throughout the industry to collaborate on the expanding TSM ecosystem.
Over the course of three days, the working group met to discuss the TSM waveform and how it can be used to address communications challenges being faced today and into the future. The desire for very simple, independent, and highly mobile communications with robust and reliable networking connectivity, data sharing, and situational awareness emerged as the bottom-line. The truly agile TSM waveform, capable of running on Software Defined Radios (SDR), presents unmatched interoperability between partner platforms, sensors, and systems to achieve such goals.
Industry-led discussions involved innovative steps forward and new solutions for products, capabilities, and integration that tap into the power of the TSM waveform. This year’s agenda included returning partners as well as several new companies developing solutions to enhance the user experience and further extend the TSM network. Technologies on display included:
- Several new TSM-enabled radio form-factors ranging from intuitive soldier-level communications to high-power vehicular and airborne systems
- Unmanned systems leveraging TSM for its reliability and network extension
- Integration into Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) systems
- Enhanced audio capabilities with TSM support for 32 simultaneous talk groups and voice gateway technology enabling seamless integration over IP networks
Attendees also had the ability to work jointly with TrellisWare subject matter experts and equipment in an Integration lab during the event. TrellisWare had on hand its new family of radio products that all run the robust TSM waveform. These include:
- TW-950 TSM Shadow™ radio – Handheld with expanded frequency range, higher throughputs, and streaming multiple HD videos
- TW-650 TSM Shadow Core Board module – Low SWaP, embeddable single board module
- TW-135 TSM Shadow High Power Radio (HPR) – Amplified power for vehicular, aerial, or manpack networks
- TW-875 TSM Ghost™ radio – Highly portable, low-profile radio with a built-in battery to use as a relay and extending network range
- TW-870 TSM Ghost radio – Embeddable small form factor radio without having to integrate at the core board level
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., is leading the development of the Military Full Duplex Radio (MFDR). The objective of this effort is to develop a communications system to simultaneously transmit and receive on the same frequency at the same time. The project’s intent is to retain mission effectiveness without time-division and to improve performance in dense spectrum environments.
MFDR combines proven commercial and advanced military technologies to prototype, demonstrate, and deliver two different Single Frequency-Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (SF-STAR) systems; a fixed tactical SF-STAR system and a mobile tactical SF-STAR system. The SF-STAR system targets to have enough self-interference suppression (SIS) without impacting the overall noise figure of the radio. It aims to integrate all components and subsystems from the antenna to the modem processing in a well-coordinated manner to achieve 130-150 dB SIS performance for effective SF-STAR operations.
Agencies equipped with the Military Full Duplex Radio will be able to deploy systems all over the world that need to co-exist with several other systems. MFDR also addresses the spectrum challenges by increasing spectral efficiency to function between 225–2300 MHz in operational environments.
The MFDR project is well under way having successfully completed critical design and preliminary demonstrations of the fixed tactical SF-STAR prototype system for 2019. The program is currently demonstrating a series of field tests where both the fixed and mobile SF-STAR systems operate at various frequency bands. The surrogate system technology is beginning its transition to a more ruggedized enclosure, which will culminate into a TRL 6 field demonstration in its final form factor.
Tampa, Florida, May 21–23, 2019 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., is exhibiting in booth #644 at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) & Exhibition. Since 2000 TrellisWare has been an innovative leader in advanced wireless communications and tactical Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) solutions. This year, TrellisWare’s established TSM ecosystem takes centerstage, enabling unmatched and diverse networking interoperability between partner platforms, sensors, and systems.
TrellisWare’s Barrage Relay™ technology, at the core of TSM, eliminates routing, minimizes network overhead, and provides unrivaled scalability. The TSM network supports 250+ nodes in a single channel and provides uninterrupted communications in real dynamic environments. The TSM waveform provides mission critical voice, situational awareness, and data sharing without depending on infrastructure or pre-deploying equipment. As a true Software Defined Radio (SDR) waveform, TSM is embeddable into platforms that range from commercial micro unmanned aerial systems to Type-1 tactical radios.
The TSM ecosystem that naturally emerges is inclusive of TrellisWare’s TSM radio products, partner radios, and partner systems. TSM radios are available as full-featured handheld, vehicular, and small form factor (SFF) modules for easy integration. TrellisWare enables partner radio vendors to support TSM technology via software porting or module embedment, where these SDR platforms typically support a broad set of waveforms and security capability. TrellisWare supports an expanding set of partner systems, such as unmanned aerial, ground systems, tactical routers, EUD accessories, and sensors. Solution providers can tap into the power of the TSM network, while enhancing its value to end-users.
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a privately held communications company in San Diego, California. Look for our booth at the Tampa Convention Center to learn about how the TSM ecosystem empowers users and enables interoperability—all in one powerful network. Visit us at SOFIC booth #644.
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., is leading the development of the Warrior Robust Enhanced Network-Narrowband (WREN-NB) waveform for the US Army. This technically innovative project, formerly known as the Soldier Radio Waveform-Narrowband (SRW-NB), is being designed to help achieve global mission success. The new WREN-NB capability will enable spectrum efficiency for tactical communications and address challenges faced by current communications solutions.
Today’s soldiers need to be able to count on resilient integrated tactical networking for any deployed situation in real dynamic environments. This includes spectral efficiency and spectrum supportability to enable worldwide operations, network scalability, mitigation against intentional and unintentional electronic warfare threats, and improved range for air and ground operational environments.
The new WREN-NB waveform will answer the battlefield needs of today and tomorrow. WREN-NB will have wide frequency coverage as well as massive scalability. It will provide mitigation against intentional and unintentional electronic warfare threats. The waveform will include secure IP network capabilities, extended network range, and interoperability between different radio platforms. WREN-NB will provide a highly scalable and robust waveform with simplified network management for operations in congested or contested environments.
The development project is entering the final phase with interoperability test events and demonstrations planned for this coming year.
The TrellisWare® radio product line-up, powered by the TSM™ Waveform, now features next generation TSM Ghost devices. The TW-870 and TW-875 TSM Ghost products build upon the success of the previous generation TW-850 to address the specialized use cases within the TSM ecosystem that require small form factor radios with simplified interfaces.
The newer products pack a lot more punch with optimal Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). Built with the same robust core board as the TW-900/950 TSM Shadow™ handheld, the TSM Ghost products are fully operational radios offering an expanded spectrum to cover the UHF, L-band, and S-band frequencies.
The TW-870 TSM Ghost device is the most compact TrellisWare radio without having to integrate at the board level. This data modem is designed for rapid deployment and embedment into host platforms. The radio features external power, data, GPS, RF antenna connectors, and Ethernet via a cable adapter. The TW-870 TSM Ghost radio is easy to embed and lightweight, ideal for integrating into unmanned systems or any communications platform. The result is a simplified integration effort to bring new platforms onto a TSM network.
The TW-875 TSM Ghost radio is highly portable with a built-in battery that provides flexibility in deploying and enhancing any TSM network. The low-profile design of the radio is perfect as a leave behind networking relay to enhance and extend network range, supporting the relay of real-time voice, video, data, and continuous Position Location Information (PLI). The TW-875 is equipped with GPS and RF antennas connectors, USB data connector, external power, and a small LCD display.
As part of the TSM product family, the next generation TSM Ghost radios operate with the reliable and scalable TSM waveform, allowing the radios to extend the TSM ecosystem in ways never possible before.