SOFEX 2016

Beyond line-of-sight [SOFEX16D1]

10 May 2016

Aeryon Labs (Hall 1, Stand A184), a leader in small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), and Persistent Systems, a specialist in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology, have integrated the latter’s Wave Relay technology into the airframe of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS.

This will enable command and control and video downlinks from the sUAS into a Wave Relay MANET.

With Wave Relay now integrated, SkyRanger offers a powerful set of new capabilities to military, public safety and commercial UAV operators, replacing WiFi (or similar) networking standards to deliver line-of-sight connections from ground control station to aircraft. New capabilities include ‘over the hill’ communication links to a range of more than 2 miles (3km) between ground-based teams, and an extension to the aircraft’s operational range. There is also no longer a need for a dedicated base station.

“Our partnership will bring significant benefits to our mutual customers and help them do their jobs more safely and efficiently”, said Dave Kroetsch, president and CEO of Aeryon Labs.



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