Evolving Mobile Network concept known as Multiple -Input/Multiple – Output (MIMO) have the potential to increasedata rates by 10-20 times above current systems. Such systems will use multi-path reflections to create parallel channels in the same frequency band, thereby increasing spectral efficiency.
A family of new ultra wideband (UWB) devices is also considered for improving communications in extremely harsh environments. Applications could offer highly accurate ranging and passive radar. Among the program’s developments is a Tactical Voice/Data Radio (TVDR) with Multilateral Geolocation Ranging, a Low Bit Rate Sensor Network with highly accurate geolocation. Development of an ad-hocand multiple access protocols to take advantage of the unique properties of UWB and the integration of UWB communications for sensors systems.