REVOsdr Bridge

REVOsdr Bridge is sold as Firmware Licensing, as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) PCB, or as ready-to-use standalone Encapsulated Equipment. It supports communications under high mobility, subject to low delay/latency and high-bandwidth requirements.

It is particularly suitable for applications that require real-time data acquisition/transmission. REVOsdr Bridge is ready for integration and operation across multiple frequency bands in a single radio, i.e., with wider and flexible spectrum management.

It is a multicarrier (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, OFDM) software-defined radio (SDR).

It enables fast and reliable point-to-point (PTP) data link communication over long distances, or over harsh high-interference scenarios. REVOsdr Bridge does not need to rely on deployed infrastructure as in cellular communications, it does not have the latency, coverage and interference limitations of Wi-Fi implementations.

Most importantly - REVOsdr Bridge provides an exceptionally reliable, safe and secure link, for particular demanding applications, e.g. drones or other unmanned vehicles.

One of the main challenges is to guarantee that the link provides a reliable and secure connection, in demanding radio scenarios. The best known are operations in BVLOS conditions, usually understood as long-range. But BVLOS may happen on your doorstep, or around the corner, 30 metres away, if you are on top of a bridge and want to control your inspection drone under the bridge deck. Or you may be losing your radio because of too much interference, with the drone in front of you, in line of sight (LOS). These are real-life inspection or surveying situations, critical for you and your client.

As a professional, you do not want to lose your drone, spend money on unnecessary reparation, or fail in your contracted service. And you want to keep your client.

The data and control links must dynamically/adaptively change according to radio conditions. Additionally, the support for multiple sensor data transmission over a single wireless link is another market need, since there are limitations in the current waveforms and available bandwidths. REVOsdr technology delivers such long-range reliability, dynamics and adaptivity, of a high data-rate link.

REVOsdr Bridge relative mobility, range, cost, link adaptation, link speed and latency capabilities are highly advantageous in respect to the general consumer drone segment, prosumer and defence/military drone solutions. REVOsdr Bridge excels in link-speed, while responding to demands in latency, mobility, range, price and link adaptation.

What does it provide?

These are synchronous bidirectional PTP, Plug & Play devices that receive and transmit information between, for example, a drone and its control station/remote control. They are easily programmable and highly adaptable to any working system.

REVOsdr Bridge is fundamentally configured to support:

  • high throughput, up to 100 MHz bandwidth
  • radio frequency according to application
  • low latency, below 1 ms
  • adaptable range, according to regulations
  • spectrum agility
  • high mobility.
REVOsdr SME Instrument Ph 1 Project | Publishable Summary Extract (link for the complete summary here):
The main result of the work under SME Instrument Phase 1 is the confirmation of the business idea, certainly updated, grown and matured in the course of the project. The direct contact with prospective clients/early adopters, understanding and sensing their technical and commercial challenges, provided
a valuable insight on our client’s needs. This knowledge enable us to translate their needs into technical requirements that steered the evolution of our product. The significant effort put in the survey of EU and US radio regulations had a two-fold impact. First, it resulted in a set of technical requirements, taken into consideration in the evolution of the product. Second, it help build confidence in global corporations to move forward with our relationship.
Additional survey, and the feedback of our customers, on our competitors, enable us to improve our product's differentiation and refine its value proposition.
The direct contact with the customers in multiple occasions, and the dissemination of our achievements in the social media, boosted the visibility of our company, generating new leads.

The REVOsdr SME Instrument Ph 1 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 791985.

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