Engineering Services Project Experience

UAS Communication System Consulting

Overview

Communication system test, evaluation, and RF propagation analysis (i.e., link budget) for U.S. Air Force customer on Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) application.

Customer

U.S. Air Force

Highlights

  • Small UAS air-to-air communications CONOPS
  • Evaluation and testing of commercial Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) radio
  • Provided link budget analysis and projected link distance and availability

Range Communication System Planning & Installation

Overview

RF signal propagation and site survey analysis, and installation of range tracking communication system at U.S. training ranges.

Customer

U.S. Navy

Highlights

  • Planned installation via RF signal propagation analysis using specialized software package with terrain modeling
  • On-site installation of fixed ground and airborne platforms at remote training range locations
  • Provided on-site training to range personnel in the use and installation of range tracking communication system

Third-Party RF Amplifier Evaluation & Repair

Overview

Evaluation, troubleshooting, and repair of high-power bidirectional amplifier modules without benefit of any technical drawings or documentation.

Customer

U.S. Navy

Highlights

  • Comprehensive evaluation and deep-dive analysis of the transmit and receive circuitry
  • Successful repair validated through third-party testing
  • Originally designated “beyond economical repair” by supplier, units were cost-effectively repaired and fielded

UHF Radio Production

Overview

Production of a NuWaves’ developed multi-function UHF radio transponder. The UHF radio provides an RF communication link for the transmission of Time Space Position Information (TSPI) for a Tactical Training Range (TTR) system.

Customer

U.S. Navy

Highlights

  • 100 Watts RF Output Power
  • UHF Frequency Band
  • Four CCAs: Receiver, Transmitter, Power Supply, Digital/Logic