Wednesday, May 02, 2007

DARPA Taps Silvus to Advance MANET

John Moore writes on

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tapped a spinoff of the University of California at Los Angeles to advance mobile ad hoc network technology (MANET).

DARPA awarded Los Angeles-based Silvus Communication Systems a $5.96 million contract in April to build and demonstrate multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) wireless communications technology for MANETs. MIMO uses multiple antennas in radio links. Multiple data streams are transmitted in parallel from different antennas, so each pair of antennas added to a communications system results in a linear increase in throughput, according to the company.

Consequently, MIMO increases throughput without increasing bandwidth, said Babak Daneshrad, Silvus Communication’s founder and chairman.

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