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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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.
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.