TrellisWare Awarded Office of Naval Research Contract To Develop More Reliable Troposcatter Communications Solution

TrellisWare Awarded Office of Naval Research Contract To Develop More Reliable Troposcatter Communications Solution

San Diego – August 26, 2020 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., announced today that they have been awarded a contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to build and test a new tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) radio prototype to address the Navy’s communications challenges. The ONR goal is to employ a robust Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) troposcatter communications capability supporting mobile naval operations for both ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore links as an alternative to satellite communications (SATCOM).TrellisWare’s prototype troposcatter radio will use a new waveform that has been optimized to maintain reliable and robust troposcatter communications, even in challenging and highly variable propagation conditions. This waveform was developed and successfully tested over-the-air between San Diego and Los Angeles County in late 2019 under a prior ONR contract to TrellisWare.

“TrellisWare has been working with ONR since 2017 to study the feasibility of mobile naval troposcatter communications,” said Marcus Urie, manager of technology development. “Over the last several years, the engineering team has done an excellent job evaluating the additional system complexities that will be required to maintain reliable troposcatter communications during mobile at-sea operations. Our team is excited to continue working with ONR to take the next step in the evolution of this naval capability.”

TrellisWare’s troposcatter radio will provide reliable over-the-horizon communication with significantly lower Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) relative to traditional troposcatter capabilities. The combination of a more robust waveform with a lower SWaP terminal will enable better integration with antenna pointing (acquisition), tracking, and stabilization (PTS) techniques, leading the way for a mobile troposcatter capability.

As a leading provider of robust communications solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD), TrellisWare is well positioned to build and test a reliable solution for the Navy’s communications challenges. TrellisWare will validate the prototype troposcatter radio performance in over-the-air test and demonstration campaigns in late 2021.

About TrellisWare Technologies, Inc.

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated solutions. Our TSM™ waveform is incorporated into a wide range of systems, including TrellisWare radios and trusted industry partner radios, as well as multiple government and commercial solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™. For more information on TrellisWare’s products and solutions, visit www.trellisware.com.

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TrellisWare’s 4th Annual TSM™ Working Group Generates a Synergistic Effect between Partners

TrellisWare’s 4th Annual TSM™ Working Group Generates a Synergistic Effect between Partners

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 is developing a Single Frequency-Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (SF-STAR) system in the Military Full Duplex Radio

TrellisWare is developing a Single Frequency-Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (SF-STAR) system in the Military Full Duplex Radio

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.