ICE is an industry pioneer in Wireless Technology training solutions having successfully fielded the U.S. Army’s first Wireless-Vehicle Area Network (W-VAN) with the TESS TOW-ITAS and Paladin-TESS in 2006; and Manworn II Dismounted Player Unit (DPU) in 2008.
The Greenlinks communication system, developed by ICE, operates in military RF frequency band ranges from 340-380 MHz, and has an approved DD Form 1494. The Greenlinks protocol is U.S. Army Spectrum Management Office (ASMO) approved, and the Military Communications Electronics Board (MCEB) has issued a JF-12. Greenlinks has been tested to MIL-STD-461 and proved suitable for military EMI sensitive equipment.
The Greenlinks electronic RF communication module is highly integrated and includes a microprocessor, radio, and digital logic to implement a simple-to-use, short-range, wireless network modem. It provides 1601 channels giving the ASMO the capability to coordinate all RF traffic within a local proximity, and allocate a channel that is free from interference, and which also does not interfere with other local RF systems.
The Greenlinks interface and network protocol is not limited to any specific RF band and could be interfaced to radios operating on other frequencies, modulation techniques and bandwidths, potentially extending the range and/or bandwidth. ICE has fielded -and can provide- the option to operate in the 902-928 MHz ISM frequency band, as well as the European ISM band of 868-870 MHz.
The IPU is the data interface for the Vehicle Area Network (VAN) integrating with Wireless Laser Sensors (WLS) and multiple vehicle platforms, weapons systems and training systems. The IPU wireless transceiver interfaces with other wireless peripheral devices to create a Wireless-Vehicle Area Network (W-VAN). The W-VAN allows for easy instrumentation of additional equipment such as Small Arms Transmitters for crew-served weapons or personal detection devices.
The Wireless Laser Sensor (WLS) is designed to provide increased detection angles in the Wireless Vehicle Area Network (VAN). They operate using lower power consumption and include built-in amplifiers for noise reduction. They are capable of using >10% solar energy to recharge and can operate one week without external light source. The WLS detects MILES codes and transmits them over the Wirelesss-VAN to the IPU.
The Wireless ShootBack Laser (WSBL) system provides weapons training for ground troops. It is a hand-carried device that incorporates a pulse-coded laser operating at a wavelength of 904 nanometers. This laser is coded per the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to ensure interoperability with legacy-fielded training systems. The WSBL can be programmed to emit several MILES weapon codes by way of setting the player type to the affiliated control unit. A FlashWESS device is installed at the end of the gun barrel.
The MANWORN II - DPU is a self-contained, GPS-equipped, lightweight, wireless communications package designed for personnel tracking and training capability. As a stand-alone/deployable training capability, or as part of a Collective Training exercise, the MANWORN provides real-time position location and status information with continuous, hands-free updates through TESS telemetry networks.