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Raytheon Reaches Key Milestones With Troposcatter Solution

by Staff Writers
Marlborough MA (SPX) Mar 05, 2009
In a recent exercise with the U.S. Army, Raytheon achieved an industry-first wireless transmission of its lightweight High Capacity Beyond Line-of-Sight troposcatter system.

"This exercise illustrates that Raytheon's solution has proven interoperability with existing communication architectures and is adaptable to the warfighter's mobile needs in the field," said Jerry Powlen, vice president, Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems.

The Ku band HC BLOS system delivers voice, video and data via troposcatter, transmitting radio waves over the curvature of the Earth without using satellites. It can establish a high-capacity data link - up to 40 megabytes per second - for up to 120 miles.

In the demonstration, the system successfully provided long-range network connections to several different wireless technologies. The system used Raytheon's Enhanced Position Location Reporting System to stream real-time video more than 30 miles between Forts Monmouth and Dix, N.J.

Additional wireless networks provided full voice, video and data capabilities between Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA) base stations and also provided portable Internet access between Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) nodes.

This milestone comes on the heels of the first-ever delivery of the HC BLOS. Under a $2.2 million contract, Raytheon is providing two HC BLOS terminals and training to the Canadian Forces.

Wideband Code Division Multiple Access, or W-CDMA, is a cellular network supporting a wide range of voice, video and data services. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, or WiMAX, is a wireless technology supporting mobile Internet access among a variety of devices.

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