Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has announced their PROPSIM MANET Channel Emulation Solution — this new solution secures end-to-end performance and interoperability of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET) and mesh radio systems (a self-forming and self-healing reliable network that eliminates single points of failure) for tactical mission critical wireless communications.
Ensuring the robust inter-operation of satellite systems, avionics, surveillance, or radar for mission critical wireless communications, manufacturers and military forces require the ability to test mixed networks that combine tactical and avionics radios with satellite links. Increased complexity and technological advancements, such as MIMO and beamforming in wireless military communication systems, has accelerated the need to test large mesh-network topologies with dynamically changing radio channel and interference conditions.
To address this need, Keysight has launched a high-performing, network level channel emulation solution that enables users to easily replicate field-testing conditions in a repeatable way. The PROPSIM MANET Channel Emulation Solution is a highly scalable and flexible solution that supports:
- Full mesh configurations of up to 64 radios using 4032 independent fading channels in a single unit for testing large SISO and MIMO mesh-network topologies,
- Up to 1.2GHz of instantaneous bandwidth for ultra-wideband support for testing gigabit links,
- Easy-to-use interface for dynamic scenario creation and for accessing all key radio channel parameters.
Greg Peters, VP and GM of Keysight's Aerospace & Defense Group, said that the introduction of PROPSIM MANET Channel Emulation Solution enables designers of MANET and mesh radios to use a multipurpose tool that offers the flexibility they need to address a comprehensive set of tactical radio testing requirements. This solution, in combination with Keysight's M8920A Radio Test Set, offers a complete platform for testing radios from simulation to manufacturing. As a result, designers have the confidence to ensure robust operation of any mission critical wireless communication system.