Secure M2M command and control communications
FreeWave Technologies engineers released a family of command and control solutions targeted at unmanned systems and other military and government applications. The WavePoint solutions are based on a wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) com-munications architecture that offers high-speed connectivity for broadband wireless communications and also provides military-grade security capabilities. The product family is comprised of the multi-channel WavePoint 10e platform and a number of single channel WavePoint 20e modules that will be released throughout 2014. In addition to command and control of unmanned systems, the products will support: dismounted soldier and vehicle tracking; nuclear, biological, and chemical; remote sensing; guided parachutes for supply drops; unattended ground sensors; perimeter security; remote military infrastructure monitoring; remote target acquisition; and others.
The WavePoint 20e single channel modules come in various packages – enclosed and board level – and its data links are capable of operation in the frequency band that best suits application needs – whether 900 MHz, 1.3 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.4 GHz, or other spectrums. The WavePoint networks use OFDM technology to provide wireless communications in license-free radio spectrum. It enables real-time data collection for industrial applications, delivering as much as 200 Mbps with low latency. WavePoint is scalable and supports mesh, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint networks. The products also have security and encryption features.