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12 May 2006 Implementation and field demonstration of PacketBLAST system for tactical communications
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Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communications vastly expand the capacity and connectivity of communications for forces operating in challenging environments such as urban or forested terrain. A MIMO architecture called BLAST (Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time) has been formulated to realize these capacities. We have developed a packet version of BLAST, called PacketBLAST, specifically to support high mobility, ad-hoc, tactical communications on the move in challenging environments. PacketBLAST offers a number of benefits to tactical communications. We have implemented a first-ever, end-to-end mobile, ad-hoc network (MANET) of PacketBLAST nodes and have successfully tested it in a number of field demonstrations.
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Alex Pidwerbetsky, Marc Beacken, Dennis Romain, and Michael Girone "Implementation and field demonstration of PacketBLAST system for tactical communications", Proc. SPIE 6248, Wireless Sensing and Processing, 624803 (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665520; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.665520
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