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.
TrellisWare Technologies has grown and has relocated into a new building! The new site is at 10641 Scripps Summit Court, near the communities of Scripps Ranch and Sabre Springs in greater San Diego. The property has been recently renovated—and it is beautiful. The building overlooks Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and is surrounded by botanical gardens, canyon trails, and sprawling patios with a barbeque area.
The search for new headquarters began when headcount increased, and projections of growth were eminent. TrellisWare’s President and CEO, Metin Bayram, recently quoted to the San Diego Business Journal, “Our goal was to find a new headquarters space in the right location with the right mix of outdoor and indoor amenities that would help us attract and retain talent.”
The new facility, on a property called Summit Pointe, is already proving to meet this goal, and it also accommodates current growth with the flexibility to expand. TrellisWare was able to renovate the inside to showcase the business, ideally for talent acquisition and generating revenue. The building sports a modern, professional environment, it is appealing to visiting clients, and it offers many amenities to current employees such as a centralized location right off interstate 15, a gym, and collaborative spaces.
TrellisWare is excited to share this news! In the new space the company will continue to push communication boundaries with advancements in mobile ad-hoc networking, interference mitigation, signal processing and waveform technologies.
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., provided technology and support for the recent Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 18.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas that was aimed at assessing the U.S. Army’s network modernization strategy, including some of the newest tactical radios available.
During the event, TrellisWare provided an advanced networking solution with its commercially-developed TSM™ waveform, and the capabilities of the waveform proved to be an important part of integrated tactical network (ITN). As a technology provider for large radio companies and system providers, the TSM waveform technology is embedded into third-party products.
The mobile ad-hoc networks that employ the TSM waveform can effectively navigate real-world challenges such as environments with RF congestion and interference, high mobility, and limited spectrum availability. TSM networking can scale to hundreds of nodes in a single RF channel while it shares information across the network, such as positional data, video and voice.
The training exercise formed a large TSM network that included U.S. Army Leader Radios and TrellisWare TSM Ghost™ radios, demonstrating interoperability across multiple vendors all running the TSM waveform. The primary purpose was to evaluate radios and collect feedback from the soldiers.
TrellisWare’s TSM™ waveform provides U.S. Army with advanced integrated tactical networking.
San Diego, California, October 31, 2018 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., as a key technology partner with U.S. government and industry, provides advanced networking waveform capability for the U.S. Army’s 2-Channel Leader Radio program recently awarded to Thales Defense & Security, Inc., and Harris Corporation. The Thales Leader Radio AN/PRC-148C (IMBITR) and Harris AN/PRC-163 radio have been selected to support the Army’s Network Modernization strategy – and both radios are equipped with the TrellisWare TSM waveform to provide highly scalable flat networking to support voice and data for an entire battalion on a single RF channel.
The Leader Radios will also be used to support the communication deployment needs for the Army’s new Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs). The TSM waveform is ideally suited for diverse SFAB missions because the waveform can scale from narrow 1.2 MHz channels for voice and positional reporting, up to 4, 10, 20 and 40 MHz channels supporting the sharing of multiple videos and other data.
Leading up to the Army Leader Radio program award, the TSM waveform has been a key enabler during the U.S. Army Network Cross-Functional Team experimentation efforts in recent months. Equipped with the TSM waveform, the Leader Radios will continue to be leveraged for experimentation in contested and congested environments, among other current and emerging communication challenges facing the Army. Because TSM is a true Software-Defined Radio (SDR) waveform, TrellisWare continues to evolve the capability with enhanced features and resiliency, while protecting the investment in existing radio platforms.
TrellisWare continues to support tactical command, control, and communications as networking needs and threats around the globe evolve. Using TrellisWare’s innovative Barrage Relay™ technology at is core, the TSM waveform is fundamentally changing the way tactical networking can be deployed for U.S. and coalition forces.
Communications in congested and contested spectrum environments is challenging for today’s warfighter. TrellisWare is leading the way to enable robust communications in the presence of jammers using advanced interference mitigation techniques. Engineers from TrellisWare recently demonstrated two interference cancellation technologies to the US Army: Joint Analog and Digital Interference Cancellation (JADIC), and referenceless interference cancellation. The successful demonstrations energized the community with innovative ways on how to achieve robust communications in the presence of strong interference.
TrellisWare recently demonstrated the cancellation capability of TrellisWare’s JADIC technology as a tethered interference cancellation system that provides effective communications in the presence of powerful jammers. JADIC enables simultaneous communications and jamming operations by removing the strong jammer signal from the incoming received signal, enabling reliable communications.
The demonstration consisted of injecting a representative interference signal into the receiver path using an arbitrary waveform generator, while the TSM™ waveform running on TrellisWare’s TW-950 TSM Shadow™ radios acted as the over-the-air signal of interest. With JADIC enabled, the demo achieved reliable voice and network communications in the presence of strong interference.
The technology combines both analog and digital cancellation to provide better cancellation performance in the presence of any co-located interferer. JADIC provides > 70 dB combined analog and digital cancellation over a 30 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, and provides a vehicular solution offering reference-based cancellation (co-located with interference signal).
The future for JADIC technology is bright, as TrellisWare is leveraging the technology for Same Frequency Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (SF-STAR) capability. An SF-STAR system can nearly double the system capacity in the same bandwidth relative to a standard system.
A second, separate demonstration highlighted TrellisWare’s referenceless interference cancellation that enables reliable communication in the presence of unfriendly or friendly jamming when an interferer reference signal is not available. With referenceless cancellation, the mitigation process does not require a reference copy of the interference signal. The technology exploits signal structures to estimate and excise the interferer, enabling reliable communications. Referenceless interference cancellation enables dismounted communications near a strong interferer and provides 20-40 dB of interference cancellation.
The event highlighted the cancellation abilities of TrellisWare’s referenceless interference mitigation technique as implemented on TrellisWare’s latest and newest TSM Shadow radio communications receive signal in space processing. The setup for the demo included injecting a representative interferer signal into the signal path, between two TrellisWare TW-950 TSM Shadow radios. With the referenceless interference mitigation active, the signal was reliably received in the presence of the strong jammer.
The next steps for TrellisWare’s referenceless interference cancellation work includes full integration with TrellisWare’s Barrage Relay™ networking for use in large-scale deployments, and expansion of cancellation techniques to mitigate a wider array of interference signals.