TrellisWare Awarded $15.7M to Lead the Military Full Duplex Radio Program

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TrellisWare, a member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), has been selected to develop the Military Full Duplex Radio (MFDR) to simplify frequency planning for civil and military communication systems

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TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (http://www.trellisware.com), the leading innovator of tactical networking solutions, today announced a contract award for $15.7M to develop the MFDR program for the NSC. The program objective sets out to simplify frequency planning and reduce the amount of spectrum required to deploy civilian and military communications by enabling systems to transmit and receive on the same frequency at the same time.

Tactical radio users including the United States Army, Joint Services, National Guard and first responders use an array of communication systems that need to work together in congested spectral environments. These systems must co-exist with existing communications and with other wireless systems which can result in significant frequency planning challenges such as channel interference, inefficient spectrum reuse, and addressing contingency plans under dynamic operational scenarios.

The industry leaders involved with the Military Full Duplex Radio all bring communications expertise and technologies needed in order to address same-frequency simultaneous transmit and receive (SF-STAR). TrellisWare is leading a multi-vendor team that includes Kumu Networks, Inc., and Rockwell Collins, to support the effort for a viable SF-STAR system employing sufficient self-interference suppression (SIS), practical for both commercial and military baselines.

“TrellisWare is pleased to be leading the effort on this exciting program to enable performing SF-STAR capabilities,” said Metin Bayram, President and CEO of TrellisWare. “We are equally excited because the proven technologies behind the Military Full Duplex Radio have so much potential to expand SF-STAR operation across many tactical radio applications.”

Information about TrellisWare’s products and capabilities can be found at http://www.trellisware.com or by contacting our team at media(at)trellisware(dot)com.

About TrellisWare Technologies, Inc.
TrellisWare Technologies is a privately held company based in San Diego, California. The company launched in 2000 with an innovative culture striving to push technological boundaries in the areas of wireless communications. TrellisWare is now a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated multi-function solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™. To learn more, please visit http://www.trellisware.com.

About Kumu Networks, Inc.
Kumu Networks is revolutionizing the way wireless systems are built using its innovative full-duplex wireless design. Wireless full-duplex allows a radio to transmit and receive signals at the same time using a single frequency channel. Kumu's patented full-duplex technology changes the basic assumptions on which current wireless radios are built, allowing for improved performance and reduced complexity in a variety of wireless devices and affecting all wireless markets. For more about Kumu Networks, visit http://www.kumunetworks.com

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.

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