EM Solutions wins contract from US Agency for 10Gbps mobile backhaul link

EM Solutions have announced that it has won an initial order from a US Government Agency to develop and supply its 10 Gbps E-band backhaul radios

1st Aug 2016


EM Solutions wins contract from US Agency  for 10Gbps mobile backhaul link


(Brisbane, Australia: 25 July 2016)


EM Solutionhave announced  that  it has won an initial order from a US Government Agency to  develop  and  supply  its  10  Gbps  E-band  backhaul  radios  for  evaluation in ship  to  shore communications.


Announcing  the  contract, EM Solutions  Managing  Director and  CEO Dr. Rowan Gilmore  said EM Solutions  has been  selected to showcase its leading edge radio technology for challenging applications to  an important US customer. We will integrate the new  10Gbps  E-band  radios developed by our  subsidiary EMClarity  into the  same  steerable  gimbal systems used  in our comms-on-the-move (OTM) Cobra  satellite terminals, enabling  the new  radio  systems to  be used for high speed data backhaul, even where either end is in motion”.

E-band  frequencies, spanning   the 70   80  GHz  mm-wave   spectral  band,  are  notoriously susceptible to atmospheric path loss, limiting their range. In this application, large antennas are used  at both  ends  to increase the  link gain and achieve  path  lengths  of up to 20km. However, such large  antennas have  very narrow beamwidths at E-band  frequencies and  require active steering.


EM Solutions’ patented steering technology uses the same closed-loop monopulse technology as in our Cobra  satellite OTM terminals Dr. Gilmore said. This means  that even with wave or wind motion buffeting the antennas, both ends always remain  pointing along boresight and are resistant to  motion  of the  underlying ship  or  vehicle.  Once  the  link is established  by the pointing  system,  the radios  can communicate at data  rates up to 10Gbps.  This system  provides the longest  range and highest  data rate  of any commercial wireless  system, and that  even when both ends are moving”.


With  an  earlier   5Gbps   commercial  system   connecting  the   New  York  and  Nasdaq  stock exchanges in use for over  six months now, EM Solutions  said much of the  upgraded 10Gbps system is already field proven and ready for evaluation in government and defence markets. “Bui

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