wireless technologies

July 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

It may seem like a communications systems patchwork quilt stitched together using a mix of commercial and military products, but the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM's) goal is to blend products that will blanket an area of operations and meet warfighter needs. And, it's crucial to design-in the ability to make each piece fit, or to enable its seamless addition later on as technologies advance. In this issue of SIGNAL Magazine, Robert K.

July 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
District of Columbia emergency personnel have been using the Wireless Accelerated Responder Network, a pilot program, for three years. The equipment comprises a PC card inserted in a laptop computer and antennas.
Area’s public safety personnel exhibit unprecedented cooperation to set system in motion.

July 2007
By Rita Boland

 
OrderOne Networks performed a test of its mesh network with 720 nodes at Wireless Information Network Laboratory’s Open Access Research Testbed for Next-Generation Wireless Networks at Rutgers University.
Individuals, vehicles and other platforms may connect while leaving capacity for user needs.

July 2007
By Rita Boland

 
L-3 Communications Systems–East is introducing the L-3 Guardian, a secure mobile environment portable electronic device (SME PED) that provides wireless voice transmission up to Top Secret level and data communications up to Secret level.
Tool sends information at a variety of classifications and fits in a pocket.

July 2006
By Maryann Lawlor

July 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The goal of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) connectionless networks program is to change the way remote devices such as this prototype sensor manage power and data transmissions.
Program seeks to develop smart, flexible remote monitoring equipment, data architectures.

July 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
A multi-company research effort has converted an AN/APG-77 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar into a communications system. While maintaining the radar’s sensor capabilities, engineers installed a software programmable modem that enables the device to transmit large data packages in seconds.
Modified radar operates as a data modem and sensor to move information in seconds.

July 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
Commercial wireless networking technologies based on the 802.11n standard may provide warfighters in operation Iraqi Freedom with increased data throughput capabilities at longer ranges.
Military and commercial groups await 802.11n, but technology issues delay its release.

July 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

July 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Col. Richard Hansen, USA, demonstrates the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) commander’s digital assistant (CDA). This device brings vital situational awareness information to individuals and allows them to provide intelligence data to the FBCB2 network.
The two-way information highway extends closer to the soldier.

July 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

July 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of the article that appeared in the July 2005 issue of SIGNAL.