Robust Communications in Extreme Environments
Conventional communications are often limited in extreme environments because of their high power consumption, short operating life, and susceptibility to multipath and interference. Extreme environments can include any situation where a clear path for communication signals is absent (e.g., where manmade features such as metal structures and buildings interrupt or interfere with signal propagation).
The RF, Communications, and Intelligent Systems Group is developing wireless communications technologies capable of supplying robust wireless communications in these environments. These robust communications technologies are opening a whole new world of wireless applications in extreme environments, including remote measurement and condition monitoring, efficient video and data transfer, and secure asset tagging and tracking.