AeroGRID+ – Airborne Wireless Mesh Network

The AeroGRID+ airborne enhanced mesh network introduced a revolutionary new approach to network communications among Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), i.e., drones.  The network supports communications of both mission traffic, e.g., streaming video, and drone telemetry traffic.  This dual purpose structure allows networked drones in flight to autonomously receive and process telemetry information from other drones and ground stations/ controllers and change their location, position, or other parameters in order to optimize network performance.

AeroGRID+, is a Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) composed of drone-mounted nodes which include TELEGRID’s Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) radios.  It is an intelligent, dynamic, ad-hoc mesh network which provides a secure wideband Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications among drones and between drones and ground stations.  This allows drones to autonomously and in real time modify network topology as well as their working parameters in order to optimize network performance.  With AeroGRID+the drones are constantly aware of the performance of the network and, if necessary, change their position or other parameters in order to optimize network performance.

The result is an autonomous network with fluid topology where nodes constantly re-position themselves and change their parameters as the environment changes in order to perfect network performance and extend drone endurance.

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