MELBOURNE, Fla., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Harris Corporation's (NYSE: HRS) Highband Networking Radio™ created the mobile, wideband communications network infrastructure for various mission scenarios at the Empire Challenge 2011 , which showcases emerging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies that support warfighters at the tactical edge. The annual multinational interoperability demonstration, held at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, was run by the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
The enhanced Harris Highband Networking Radio (HNRe2) combines directive-beam technology with mobile, ad hoc mesh networking capabilities and a reduced size, weight and power antenna optimized for airborne platforms.
During the exercise, the HNRe2 enabled critical communications – including transmission of ISR data – from ground and airborne assets to the tactical edge and to individual participants using smartphones.
Five HNRe2 terrestrial nodes were used to create the self-forming, self-healing mesh ground network. One was deployed at each of two R3G biometric network cells; one at a ground site that served as the fiber entry point to the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory at Ft. Huachuca; another at the top of a hill as a backup relay point; and the fifth, a mobile node, was installed on the roof of an SUV.
The airborne network consisted of an HNRe2 airborne payload package deployed on the Northrop Grumman Firebird, an intelligence-gathering aircraft that can be flown by a pilot or operated as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). W
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