• During the demonstration at Fort Bragg, 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multi-story buildings including basements, successfully communicated on a single radio frequency channel. Credit: Persistent Systems
     During the demonstration at Fort Bragg, 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multi-story buildings including basements, successfully communicated on a single radio frequency channel. Credit: Persistent Systems

Company Successfully Tests Mobile Ad Hoc Network

April 25, 2018
Posted by Julianne Simpson
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The Army wants extremely scalable, robust flat network mobile communications for its brigade combat teams. And Persistent Networks has the answer. The company successfully demonstrated that its MPU5 smart radio could scale up to an extraordinary 320-node mobile ad hoc network (MANET) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The MPU5 runs the Wave Relay MANET routing protocol, which allows the radio to transmit and relay secure voice, video, text and sensor data in a peer-to-peer fashion—all without external communications infrastructure.

During the demonstration, 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multistory buildings including basements, successfully communicated on a single radio frequency channel.

The load on the network was representative of an extremely large team running voice, video and situational awareness. But, the MANET still had additional capacity to spare, proving the MPU5 can deliver a tactical MANET network that scales beyond the Army’s requirement.

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