Wave Relay Network: Extends Operational Range for UAS Operations

The Wave Relay® MANET provided by the engineering experts at Persistent Systems

Aeryon SkyRanger and Soldier

Integrated Wave Relay® networking technology enables extended range UAS operations, real-time sharing of video and beyond-line-of-sight network coverage to ground-based personnel.

Traditionally, sUAS operators rely on WiFi (or similar) networking standards to deliver line-of-sight connections from ground control station (GCS) to aircraft.

Suitable for a variety of military, public safety and commercial applications, the integration of Wave Relay® technology into the airframe of the Aeryon SkyRanger™ provides a powerful set of new capabilities to UAS operators, which include:

  • Command and Control (C2) and video downlinks from the SkyRanger into a Wave Relay® MANET
  • Extended operational range of the aircraft to the maximum range (beyond-line-of-sight) of the MANET. The aircraft can be used as a relay node that enables an “over the hill” communications link between ground-based personnel who would otherwise be out of radio contact, to a range over 3.7 mi (6 km) between the ground-based teams.
  • Real-time sharing of video
  • Consistent situational awareness – all personnel within the MANET can view the video and telemetry feeds from the aircraft
  • Flexible deployments requiring less equipment. A dedicated base station is no longer required to provide the wireless link from the operator to the aircraft.

Technical Specifications*

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Wave Relay Networking
  • Seamless layer 2 network connectivity
  • Industry leading Wave Relay® MANET routing
  • 802.11a/b/g AP compatible with MANET
  • Integrated serial-to-Ethernet capability
  • Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP) Certified
  • IPV4 and IPV6 compatible
  • Integrated DHCP server
  • Advanced multicast algorithms
Wave Relay Security
  • Integrated hardware cryptographic accelerator
  • FIPS 140-2 Certified
  • Utilizes Suite B algorithms
  • Anti-tamper mechanisms
  • AES-CTR-256 with SHA-512 HMAC
  • Over the air re-keying
Wave Relay Management
  • Secure web management interface
  • Network wide management and configuration functionality
  • Google™ Earth based network monitoring
Flight TimeOver 25 minutes (equipped with Aeryon HDZoom30)
Altitude2000 ft (600 m) MSL
Operating Temperature-22 to 122oF (-30 to 50oC)

*For information specific to Aeryon sUAS, please read the SkyRanger specifications.