A new wireless military radio technology developed by BAE Systems has successfully completed its first real-time mobile tests.

The technology allows more traffic on more networking systems to provide easy air-to-air, air-to-ground, and soldier-to-soldier communications without interruption during combat operations.

The radios can support as many as five simultaneous conversations at the same time over the same frequency slot, even in the presence of severe near-far interference.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chief executive officer Brian said the technology ensures bandwidth is shared through assignment of unique time slots, frequency slots, or code words for each user, significantly limiting network performance.

During the tests, the radio, mounted on a vehicle travelling at 15mph, demonstrated its ability to receive up to five simultaneous transmissions from different users validating the technology in a mobile, ad-hoc network environment.

BAE Systems communications and signal exploitation research group manager Joshua Niedzwiecki said company is expecting the vehicle-mounted radios to operate at speeds greater than 30mph-60mph in high interference scenarios by March 2010.

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As part of the DARPA interface multiple access programme a $15.5m contract was awarded to BAE Systems for the development of wireless radios.