Unmanned vehicles push wireless, the rise of the drones: Page 4 of 4

October 05, 2011 //By Rick Merritt
Military electronics is going through a mobile boom in drones—a rise in unmanned planes, trucks and ships—that is just beginning.
lot of spectrum.”

Drones also helped pioneer 60-GHz networking, which only recently came to consumer markets. The phase array radars in the nose of some aircraft form multiple beams to create secure, broadband links to other friendly aircraft, Adams explained.

The military produced a long-term road map to coordinate its efforts on drones. It suggests a broad range of projects will attempt to break new ground in areas such as intelligent voice control, energy harvesting and alternative power sources such as biomass fuels, cloaking and object-avoidance capabilities, and extreme weather tolerance.

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