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.
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.