Mobile ad hoc networking in a small form factor

The Mobile Ad Hoc Networking System (MANET), Wave Relay, from Persistent Systems in New York, NY, is designed to maintain wireless connectivity on the go, in a variety of environments. It is a scalable, wireless network that provides data, video, and voice from peer-to-peer, and provides user throughput of 37 Mbps User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and 27 Mbps Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

Measuring 2.7 x 3.9 x .7 inches and weighing only 3.4 ounces, the Wave Relay Datalink embedded module is designed for integration with portable ground controllers, robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs/UASs), and other integrated systems. As part of the Gen 4 Integration Unit, the Wave Relay Datalink has a flexible board design in a small form factor. The embedded module includes Layer 2 Ethernet connectivity for the plug-and-play operation of cameras, IP sensors, video encoders, and more. Serial-to-Ethernet capability enables the wireless control of serial devices over the network. It has an operating temperature range of -40º C to +85º C; low latency, with a bandwidth as fast as 37 Mbps; an average power consumption of 4.2 W; and has an aircraft range of over 130 miles.