QinetiQ chooses ad-hoc networking from Persistent Systems for Army Common Robotic System-Individual UGVs

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July 12, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: July 12 on

U.S. Army ground robots integrate the Persistent Systems network Wave Relay MANET module as communication network on QinetiQ robot for CRS(I) program.

Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at QinetiQ North America in Waltham, Mass., needed mobile ad-hoc networking capability for the company”s involvement in the U.S. Army Common Robotic System-Individual program. They found their solution from Persistent Systems LLC in New York.

QinetiQ is leading the Army”s team developing the Common Robotic System-Individual — better-known as CRS(I), which is a backpackable robot that weighs less than 25 pounds.

The CRS(I) UGV has an onboard sensor suite that enables infantry warfighters to detect threats and improve their situational awareness on the battlefield.

For QinetiQ, Persistent Systems will provide the company”s Wave Relay mobile ad-hoc networking technology to link the CRS(I) UGVs in quickly configured tactical networks to enable warfighters to share voice and data, including imagery, video, and text.

Related Links

Common Robotic System – Individual (CRS-(I)), U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)

QinetiQ North America Wins U.S. Army CRS(I) Contract for Small Ground Robots, QinetiQ, 15 Mar 2019

Wave Relay, Persistent Systems