Command and control radios go miniature for UAV applications

DENVER, 26 Aug. 2010. Much like rugged radios for warfighters the trend among command and control radios is toward miniaturization, especially for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications says Ken Granader, vice president of sales at FreeWave Technologies in Boulder, Colo.

Aug 26th, 2010

Posted by John McHale

DENVER, 26 Aug. 2010. Much like rugged radios for warfighters the trend among command and control radios is toward miniaturization, especially for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications says Ken Granader, vice president of sales at FreeWave Technologies in Boulder, Colo.

At his booth at AUVSI in Denver, Granader showed his Micro-Mini 2 command and control radio which is only 14 grams -- 76 grams lighter than a previous model with essentially the same characteristics.

Granader says weight is so important in UAVs. The lower the weight of the aircraft the longer it can stay in the air, he adds.

FreeWave is at booth #514 at the AUVSI show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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