Persistent Systems has scaled its MPU5 smart radio to a 320-node mobile ad hoc network (MANET) during a demonstration for the US Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
During the demonstration 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multistorey buildings including basement levels, communicated successfully on a single RF channel, the company said on 23 April.
“A flat MANET network of this size has never been demonstrated by any other organisation,” Herbert Rubens, founder and CEO of Persistent Systems said in a statement. “We not only proved that it is possible to scale up to a 320-node, flat, layer-2 network, but that it works, and it works well.”
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