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July 29, 2020: - East Brunswick, NJ -
Triad RF Systems.
Imagine being able to catch a sky taxi to
avoid traffic congestion on the ground.
That's what one UK-based autonomous vehicle company is aiming to do and they
reached out to Triad RF to help solve their critical communication challenges. Developing
a highly reliable link system is required in order to make safe air taxi service
a reality. Triad delivered several dual MIMO integrated radio systems to help meet
the long-distance and data throughput requirements for their prototypes.
"The challenge for our engineering team was to maintain a link budget with very
good margins and to support the need for high data rates over an extended distance,"
said Steve Barthelmes, Co-Founder of Triad. "While amplification of the transmit
and receive signal of the COTS radio was achievable, the client wanted to avoid
the complexity of bolting on external amplifiers, power supplies, control circuitry
and cables to get the job done. The project took a big leap when with the customer
decided to use our Triad High Performance Radios (THPRs) eliminating costly, time
consuming integration and many days or weeks of building, troubleshooting, testing,
retesting and debugging."
Barthelmes continues, "The confluence of autonomous vehicle technologies such
as drones and self-driving cars is creating a new and exciting mode of transport.
We are thrilled to be able to lend our data link communications expertise and state-of-the-art
radio solutions to next-generation transportation systems." He adds, "Morgan Stanley
analyst, Rajeev Lalwani, has speculated that the market could begin as an ultra-niche
add-on to the existing transportation infrastructure, similar to the way helicopters
The future of air taxis is not that far away with the first models expected to
be operational in 2023. Air taxis could cruise at 180 mph at altitudes of around
1,000 to 2,000 feet.
To learn more, visit: www.triadrf.com/radio-systems or contact us for more information
about TRIAD Amplified Radios.
A Tech Brief comparing the various tradeoffs related to self-assembly vs. purchasing
turnkey TRIAD amplified radios is available here:
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About Triad RF System
Based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Triad RF Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures
innovative RF/Microwave amplifiers and integrated radio systems for challenging
environments. Products include power amplifiers, bi-directional amplifiers, rack
mount systems, microwave radios, and custom multi-function assemblies.
Triad RF Systems
11 Harts Lane, Suite I
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Posted July 30, 2020