Troposcatter Family of Systems: Relay Link Replacement

A common problem encountered by operators of Line-of-Sight (LOS) radio is an inability to deliver reliable communications over longer distances. Comtech’s Troposcatter Family of Systems (FoS) provide an easy alternative for customers to relay critical information over long distances—regardless of terrain or environment.

Radio frequency relay link systems were invented in the late 1800s, and later adopted by militaries during World War II (WWII) to strategically communicate mission plans through audio messages. While the technology dates to WWII, military branches continue to rely on multiple LOS systems to relay critical information during missions. Today, relay links are limited in their ability to reliably deliver critical information when it’s needed most—whether it’s on a battlefield or during a natural disaster.

Comtech’s Troposcatter FoS can deliver reliable communications regardless of terrain geographic obstacles. Comtech’s smallest form factor Troposcatter solution, is optimized for enhanced, assured, lower power, all domain communications up to 60 kilometers.

Comtech’s portfolio of defense and security technologies, including the company’s Troposcatter FoS, are uniquely positioned to deliver capabilities that will enhance Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) operations. The company has extensive experience developing and deploying customized, interoperable, robust, and resilient communications systems for all branches of the DOD and coalition forces. Comtech’s expansive portfolio of defense and security technologies is designed to continuously evolve over time to meet emerging Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) use cases and enhance mission effectiveness in future all domain command and control operations.

This article is the Second in a series that will focus on important Troposcatter use cases including: Relay Link Replacement, Troposcatter Communications on the Move, Obstructed Line of Sight Communications, Operations in Contested/Congested Satellite Environments, and Extension of Services.

Comtech’s Troposcatter FoS meets the CJADC2 communication needs. Contact a Comtech representative at contact us, to discuss how Comtech’s Troposcatter FoS can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization

 Learn more about the Troposcatter Family of Systems below.

1. Introduction

2. Relay Link Replacement

3. Communications on the Move

4. Obstructed Line of Sight

5. Operations in Contested / Congested Environments