Qinetiq UGVs to get Persistent radios
Qinetiq North America will integrate Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) radio products into its Talon and Dragon Runner unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), the company announced on 10 January.
The MANET radios will connect Qinetiq's UGV family with a reliable, high throughput and long range communication system that is self-forming, self-healing, and scalable.
Wave Relay will give the UGVs increased operational range and throughput in urban and subterranean environments, and give the capacity for multiple real-time HD video feeds to be delivered to the operator from all robots within the network.
It will also add the ability for a tactical team wearing MPU5 radio systems to receive video and sensor data from the UGV in real time, increasing situational awareness and operational effectiveness.
Jeff Yorsz, president of Qinetiq North America, said: ‘Persistent's MANET relay radio products can significantly increase the communication range enabling the robot operator to perform dangerous missions at much greater distances.’
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