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A constellation of stratospheric balloons, airborne and ground-based networking devices and tracking
antenna has applications for the recovery of downed pilots and operations in GPS-denied environments,
according to Adrien Robenhymer, vice president of business development for Air Force and Intelligence
Community at Persistent Systems LLC. Photo: Raven Aerostar.

Mobile ad hoc network-enabled
stratospheric balloons could support
rapid response

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ersistent Systems LLC of New York City, a leader in mobile ad hoc networking solutions,
and lighter-than-air platform provider Raven Aerostar, a division of Raven Industries Inc.
of Sioux Falls, S.D., have successfully conducted a demonstration of how a stratospheric
constellation of communications and sensor nodes could be established using Persistent's
Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and used over a battlefield.
The event, which took place in Sioux Falls, linked Persistent's ground-based Auto-Tracking
Antenna System to two Raven Aerostar Lightning Balloon Systems, extending Wave Relay®
MANET coverage over 200 miles via a low-SWaP (size, weight and power) MPU5 tactical
networking device riding on both balloons. These networked balloons allowed users to track
the position of other MPU5 devices on the ground, provide network connectivity for sensors,
and create voice communications coverage throughout the flight path area.
" Utilizing multiple stratospheric balloon systems, users were able to get a long-range
network capability in addition to high throughput, " said Scott Wickersham, division vice
president of Raven Aerostar, in a press release. " This is a scalable concept, which can be
extended with both the Raven Lightning and Thunderhead Balloon Systems to include a wide
range of ground subscribers well beyond the traditional line-of-sight, point-to-point concept. "
Additionally, Raven Aerostar enhanced Thunderstorm, its command and control software,
to seamlessly integrate with the MPU5 Application Programming Interface (API) in order to
interact with the balloon systems and payloads. This enables a real-time ability to identify and
track the balloons, sensors and other users in the network using apps like TAK and Google
Earth. The network also spanned beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) communications by leveraging
Persistent's Cloud Relay™ solution.

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