• Consumer

DART

Ruggedized Portable LTE Microcell

Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, Thermal Analysis

How do you ensure first responders have access to reliable communications infrastructure in the middle of an emergency?

Challenge

Wireless infrastructure is often significantly compromised in an emergency, making it difficult for response teams to communicate and save lives. Dedicated, secure, and reliable communications are critical to these teams, and any hardware development solution has to hold up in an array of difficult environments. Lives depend on it.

Approach

Building on years of experience designing rugged military equipment, we designed the DART™ to meet strict size, weight, and power requirements. To ensure uncompromised performance in any environment, we conducted extensive computational fluid dynamics simulations to evaluate the system’s thermal performance. We also developed a brand identity that could be tailored to the unique deployment environments that the DART™ was designed for, from disaster response to military applications.

Result

The DART™ has all the components required of an edge-centric LTE network and works in less than three minutes just by powering it on. It was designed to manage thermal loads in a wide range of environments, and the unit’s enclosure is adaptable to the various requirements of first responders. It can also be installed at a fixed base station or as a mobile solution.