BLOSMM
         Beyond Line of Sight
         Mobile Mesh Network
          Navy Phase II SBIR
           David R. Ahlgren...
The Problem – Bandwidth Everywhere Except
   for the Forward Deployed Warfighters




       All Content © AhlTek Entree W...
BLOSMM - Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh
Warfighter Communication and Tracking System

 Small UAV/UAS Communications Payl...
BLOSMM - Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh
           Features and Applications

Local Commander Control
–   Deployed on sm...
BLOSMM – Navy Applications
                                                                         Expanded Maritime
Navy...
BLOSMM – Typical Land Missions

  BLOSMM – Communication
  Payload for small tactical
  UAVs
  Local commander control
  V...
BLOSMM is a Communication Payload
    for Tier 1.5, 2 and 3 UAVs




                                                     ...
BLOSMM SOCOM DEMO – CBE-10-4
Complete Success – Expectations Exceeded!
 BLOSMM SpotBeam Altitude – 3000 AGL
 –   Large Cov...
BLOSMM SOCOM Demo Components
                   Other Radios/Waveforms in future versions

1.   SpotTrack Radio and SpotBe...
BLOSMM SOCOM DEMO Components
 UAV Simulator -                                         Prototype Radio/Antennas
Light Sport...
BLOSMM DEMO – System Overview
  Combat Operation Center                                       Forward Deployed Ground Team...
SpotBeam ESAtm
Electronically Steered Antenna
 SpotBeam ESA Advantage
 –   High gain, low weight
 –   Connects with low po...
BLOSMM Core Technologies
Two independent systems used together or separately
       BLOSMM – SpotTrack System & HopScotch ...
BLOSMM Current Opportunities

USSOCOM
–   Recent demo to SOCOM and follow up presentation
    to NAVSPECWARCOM, On going i...
BLOSMM Business Opportunity
 Three Proprietary BLOSMM Technologies
 –   SpotBeam ESA™ Electronically Steered Antenna
 –   ...
AhlTek BLOSMM Public Documents
 AhlTek Navy Opportunity Forum Documents
 –   http://www.navyopportunityforum.com/vas_popup...
AhlTek Capabilities Summary
 Detailed Capabilities Brochure
 –   http://ahltek.com/WhitePaperspdf/BLOSMM/Ahltek_Capabiliti...
Contact Information


          AhlTek Entrée Wireless, LLC
              1834 Glasgow Ave
               Cardiff, CA 9200...
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BLOSMM Technology Overview

  1. 1. BLOSMM Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh Network Navy Phase II SBIR David R. Ahlgren Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010
  2. 2. The Problem – Bandwidth Everywhere Except for the Forward Deployed Warfighters All Content © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2009 2
  3. 3. BLOSMM - Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh Warfighter Communication and Tracking System Small UAV/UAS Communications Payload – Tier 1.5 through tier 3 – Works with existing warfighter radios High Speed IP Data Communications Relay – Extends Tactical Edge Network (TEN) to forward deployed teams – Relays - voice, video and data – Land or sea operation – Interoperable IPV4 & IPV6 communication system Tracks and Communicates with Forward Deployed Teams – Also Sensors, Robots etc. Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 3
  4. 4. BLOSMM - Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh Features and Applications Local Commander Control – Deployed on small man launched UAV – Very low cost alternative to expensive airborne resources – Hastily deployed, available when and where needed Military and Commercial Applications – Special Operations Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard – Disaster and humanitarian relief, Homeland defense Extends the Global Information Grid (GIG) and the Tactical Edge Networks (TEN) Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 4
  5. 5. BLOSMM – Navy Applications Expanded Maritime Navy SBIR Funded by PEO C4I, Intercept Operations (EMIO) PMW 160 – To Extend the reach and capability of the Wireless Reach Back System ONR AN/SSQ-131 (WRBS) – A program of record, Deployed on 125 DDG ships – Supports and protects VBSS Teams Navy Applications - Other – Navy Seals (NAVSOC) – Naval Expeditionary Operations BLOSMM – Communication (NEO) Payload for small tactical UAV, – Port and Coastal Patrols Fire Scout, etc. Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 5
  6. 6. BLOSMM – Typical Land Missions BLOSMM – Communication Payload for small tactical UAVs Local commander control Voice, video, data relay Works with existing radios Long range, broadband width Hastily formed IP data link Land or sea Operation A - Riverine Communications B – TeleOps, Video surveillance relay C - Biometric identification Other - Special Operations Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 6
  7. 7. BLOSMM is a Communication Payload for Tier 1.5, 2 and 3 UAVs BLOSMM Payload Tier 1.5, 2&3 Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 7
  8. 8. BLOSMM SOCOM DEMO – CBE-10-4 Complete Success – Expectations Exceeded! BLOSMM SpotBeam Altitude – 3000 AGL – Large Coverage Area Ground Stations – Recon, Assault, Sensor Observers – Command (TOC), Recon, Assault – “Thumbs Up for BLOSMM”, Ken Morton, Director Irregular Warfare Technology Office, NAVAIR Air 4.0 China Lake Remote Communications to Command Tests – Use Case Scenario – Provided rapid situational awareness and mission adjustment on the move – Rapid Internet browsing – iGoogle, Latest baseball scores – Continuous connectivity – < 0.5% ping loss test – Picture transmissions – >3.4 mbits/sec. min (54mbps max) Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 8
  9. 9. BLOSMM SOCOM Demo Components Other Radios/Waveforms in future versions 1. SpotTrack Radio and SpotBeam Antenna 2. HopScotch Mesh Radio and Antenna 3. Multiple Ground Teams – Recon, Sensor, Assault – Standard Laptop 4. Mission Command – Standard Laptop 2 1 Optional Mesh Network Mesh Spot Beams Network 3 3 3 2 4 Recon Sensor Assault Teams Mission Command Standard Laptops Standard Laptop Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 9
  10. 10. BLOSMM SOCOM DEMO Components UAV Simulator - Prototype Radio/Antennas Light Sport Kit Fox SpotTrack Antenna HopScotch Mesh 7 x 7 x 2” - 2 lbs with Filter and 4 hr bat. 4 x 5 x 2”- 1.1 lbs With 4 hr bat. Remote Assault Team - Std. Laptop Internal Components Bandpass Filter - Radio – Battery (4hr – 7oz) Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 10
  11. 11. BLOSMM DEMO – System Overview Combat Operation Center Forward Deployed Ground Teams BLOSMM Gateway UAV Optimized Station (BGS) Hopscotch Mesh BLOSMM Communication Network Payload Internet UAV #1 BGS UAV #2 HopScotch SpotTrack 3G Router Optional Mesh Radio HopScotch LAN Mesh extension Option SpotTrack Radio Mini-CDL, BGS WaveRelay, SpotBeam ESA Laptop etc Electronically Steered Antenna Local Data Relay to Remote Ground Commander Local Commander Teams Legend Recon Remote Assault BLOSMM – Beyond Line of Sight Mobile Mesh Team Sensor Team © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 11
  12. 12. SpotBeam ESAtm Electronically Steered Antenna SpotBeam ESA Advantage – High gain, low weight – Connects with low power radios – Reduces interference with neighbors Antenna – Allows spectrum reuse Side View SpotBeam ESA Antenna Specification SpotBeam ESA – Type – SpotBeam ESA (Electronically Steered Antenna) – Steering – high speed electronic – Multiple beam positions Prototype Configuration – Freq – 2.4 GHz – Antenna – 6.6 x 6.6 x 0.5, 6 oz – Radio – 5 x 5 x 0.5, 5 oz – Battery – 4hrs, 14V 2.5Ah, 7 oz – Chassis, radome, filter – 11 oz SpotTrack Auto Steering Locks onto Ground Team Radio Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 12
  13. 13. BLOSMM Core Technologies Two independent systems used together or separately BLOSMM – SpotTrack System & HopScotch Mesh System Compatible with - Mini-CDL, WaveRelay, M2C2, etc. Works with existing standard radios SpotTrack System HopScotch Mesh System – High gain SpotBeam antenna – Long range high speed layer doubles the range of 2 IP data link alternatives – Optimized for small UAV – Locates and tracks teams on disruptions the ground – Connects to multiple UAVs to – High speed ‘Internet like’ each other data communication link – Connects to multiple command centers or nodes – Low Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) 2 lbs., 4W – Low SWAP 1.1 lbs., 4W Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 13
  14. 14. BLOSMM Current Opportunities USSOCOM – Recent demo to SOCOM and follow up presentation to NAVSPECWARCOM, On going interest JTRS – Recent briefing on BLOSMM Spot beam to JPEO JTRS – Possible JTRS Air to Ground waveform application Wireless Reach Back System – Recently purchased JTRS radios for VBSS teams – Adapt BLOSMM to support JTRS radios Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 14
  15. 15. BLOSMM Business Opportunity Three Proprietary BLOSMM Technologies – SpotBeam ESA™ Electronically Steered Antenna – SpotTrack™ Radio Antenna Control Algorithm Ground Team Communication and Tracking Technology – Hopscotch Mesh™ UAS Optimized Mesh Network Radio and Antenna Markets – Navy – Transition to existing program of record – Military – Applications in all branches, special operations – Enabler – Integrate other tactical radio technologies – Growth - Advanced UAV/UAS/UGV communication products Funding – Completed - Phase II SBIR - $600K, $150K option – Looking for phase II.5 and phase III funding Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 15
  16. 16. AhlTek BLOSMM Public Documents AhlTek Navy Opportunity Forum Documents – http://www.navyopportunityforum.com/vas_popup.php?abstract_num=196 AhlTek BLOSMM Introduction (one page) – http://ahltek.com/WhitePaperspdf/BLOSMM/AhlTek_BLOSMM_Introduction.pdf AhlTek Capabilities Brochure – http://ahltek.com/WhitePaperspdf/BLOSMM/Ahltek_Capabilities_Brochure.pdf AhlTek SBIR, Global Information Grid (GIG) Tactical Edge Networks (TEN), – Note- BLOSMM was originally named LRDH – http://www.navysbir.com/07_1/52.htm ONR Program of Record - Wireless Reach Back System (WRBS) AN/SSQ-131 – http://ahltek.com/WhitePaperspdf/BLOSMM/ONR_Wireless_Reach_Back_Syste m_cnicp_a131434.pdf Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 16
  17. 17. AhlTek Capabilities Summary Detailed Capabilities Brochure – http://ahltek.com/WhitePaperspdf/BLOSMM/Ahltek_Capabilities_Brochure.pdf Wireless and Mesh Networking – RF design, Link budgets – Protocol development – Simulation and Modeling – Hastily Formed Networks Array Antenna Design – Standard, Conformal, Phased array, etc. Embedded Computing – Hardware and Software Development Repurposed COTS Products – Portable Communications Product and System Development Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010 17
  18. 18. Contact Information AhlTek Entrée Wireless, LLC 1834 Glasgow Ave Cardiff, CA 92007 David R. Ahlgren 877 364 5424 Ahlgren@AhlTek.com Company Proprietary Not for Release - © AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC - 2010
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