AUSTIN, TX, May 24, 2010
Kuma Signals, LLC has been awarded a contract with the US Navy to develop and commercialize robust communication algorithms for very difficult operating environments. The Phase I project is being funded by the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).
The JTRS Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) utilizes orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), which is highly sensitive to the Doppler effect when the communicating platforms are moving. The key to Kuma’s design is the Dillo platform, which enables the platforms to be moving as fast as Mach 1 and still communicate successfully using JTRS WNW.
“Dillo can be easily incorporated into the current WNW system without much modification to enable communication in traditionally extremely tough scenarios,” said Kuma Signals CEO Steven Peters. “Kuma’s award of this contract in a highly competitive research environment further reaffirms our position as a leader in wireless engineering.”