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Rafael Unveils BNET NANO Software Defined Radio

BNET NANO software-defined radios [© Rafael]

The newly announced palm-sized Rafael BNET NANO form factor shares the same technological advancements of the BNET SDR family.

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Press Release, Tel Aviv, 04 October 2021: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. introduces BNET NANO, its newest member of the BNET SDR Family.

BNET NANO brings groundbreaking capabilities to the battlefield, based on Rafael’s game-changing Multi-Channel Reception (MCR) technology, unprecedented network capacity in terms of data rates and number of users, minimal delay, and support for ‘flat’ networks with hundreds of members.

[illustration © Rafael]

BNET cognitively manages scarce spectrum resources, providing seamless force merge with minimal planning and efficient spectrum usage. The radio works in GPS-denied areas, a growingly typical scenario in today’s battlefield. BNET is able to sense and avoid spectrum interference and operates as a LPI/LPD device in dense environments.

VP, Yoav Wermuth, head of Rafael’s C3I directorate: “The BNET NANO radio is a significant advancement to soldiers and platforms that are very weight and power aware. Rafael’s BNET MCR patent has been integrated into a small form factor allowing the operation of several voice groups, data streams and video, all in a single device. The MCR technology breaks the paradigm of a radio that has single channels, and allows the simultaneous reception of dozens of channels.”

Amihai Dekel, BD Director at Rafael’s C3I directorate, added: “Our solution, encapsulated in a box the size of a soldier’s palm is a breakthrough that can address many tactical programmes that have previously run into capacity restrictions. This technology finally enables the capacity and connectivity of hundreds of units, without burdening the soldier with several communication boxes that all require SWaP.”

BNET is a lightweight radio unit enabling point-to-point and point-to-multipoint topology and an Ad Hoc Mesh Network, supporting complete brigade area-of operation connectivity with a unique SDR full IP design. BNET NANO will be exhibited in upcoming international defence shows, including AUSA Washington DC, SITDEF Peru, Expodefensa in Colombia, FEINDEF in Spain, ADEX Korea and others.

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