Mobile/Wireless
Communications

image of Traffic information or field service data is transmitted to and from handheld devices.

Traffic information or field service data is transmitted to and from handheld devices.

Engineers in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Department of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have expertise in numerous facets of mobile/wireless communications including:

  • Embedded communication systems design
  • Mobile network topology development
  • Advanced mobile communication technologies research

A core capability for mobile or wireless communications at SwRI is developing network infrastructures and embedded end devices for intelligent transportation systems (ITS), government agencies, and commercial partners.

Mobile/Wireless Communications Technologies

Engineers develop and integrate technologies to fill the gap between new requirements and existing communication systems. Some of the technologies used to develop these solutions have included:

  • Wireless Ethernet networks
  • Mobile networking technologies (mobile IP)
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Mobile satellite communications
  • Cellular communications
  • Wired ITS networks (T1, DSL, ISDN)
  • Embedded system development
  • Embedded sensor development
  • Embedded system communications
  • Integration with advanced traffic management systems (ATMS)
image of Traffic information or field service data is transmitted to and from handheld devices.

Traffic information or field service data is transmitted to and from handheld devices.

image of Wireless video, data, and audio communications is transmitted to and from mobile ambulance.

Wireless video, data, and audio communications is transmitted to and from mobile ambulance.

 
image of Wireless video and audio is transmitted between courtesy patrol vehicle and traffic management center.

Wireless video and audio is transmitted between courtesy patrol vehicle and traffic management center.

 
image of Real-time patient video and vital data is transmitted to the hospital.

Real-time patient video and vital data is transmitted to the hospital.

Related Terminology

intelligent transportation system  •  ITS  •  mobile communications  •  wireless technology  •  mobile networking technologies  •  mobile IP •  satellite communications  •  cellular communications  •  embedded system development  •  embedded sensors  •  embedded system communications  •  advanced traffic management  •  ATMS

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07/13/16