Weight reductions drive increased agility and energy savings.
Space saved increases room for added equipment and more functionality.
Power saved delivers longer run-time or smaller, lighter power units or batteries.
Costs saved frees up budget for other gains.
Weight: 54 pounds (4 bowling balls)
Capabilities: FM, Voice Encryption
Weight: 14 pounds (1 bowling ball)
Capabilities: +SRW, MUOS, SINCGARS, SATCOM, WNW, V/U LOS, HQII, IW, HF SSB w/ ALE, GPS Data Encryption
Weight: 5 Pounds (half-gallon of milk)
Capabilities: + Better reception, mesh network
Weight: 7.3 ounces (1 iPhone)
Capabilities: Superior reception, mesh network, texting, maps, video, image, every soldier has one and is connected.
Switched Filter Bank
|Size||7 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm = 51.5 cm3||20.3 x 20.3 x 2.54 cm = 1,047 cm3 or greater depending on heat sink needs||95% reduction in size|
|Weight||106 g||>1,000 g||90% reduction in weight|
|# of Components||4 Ideal Switches|
30 other components
|7 PIN Diodes|
150 other components
|70% reduction in components|
|RF Power||60 W in, >43 W out||100 W in, <40 W out||Greater power efficiency|
|Speed||<10 µs||30 µs||>3x faster speed|
|RF Insertion Loss||1.4 dB||3—4 dB||~2dB RF power budget improvement|