Introducing Nexus 16
With the demand for high bandwidth situational awareness tools increasing, it is expected that legacy voice or low speed telemetry communications equipment may no longer viable in modern, fast-moving warfare.
The Nexus 16 is unique in its ability to provide a fully self-contained and rapidly deployable asset capable of supporting a wide verity of critical equipment payloads. (Communications / radar).
Nexus 16 provides leading edge advantages:
- Self-unloading – The Nexus 16 can be deployed within 15 minutes and without leaving an armoured cab – if required.
- Tower can be retracted for antenna adjustment / upgrade avoiding personnel being exposed at heights.
- Conforming to the dimensions of a 20ft shipping container, there is no requirement for specialised trucks or operators, civilian vehicles can be used as needed.
- Autonomous operation, solar powered and highly redundant means it can be left operational, while unattended for long periods.
- Fully DC operated resulting on low internal EMF emissions.
The mobility and flexibility of rapidly deployable towers enable the defence sector to establish communication infrastructure in remote or hostile environments, quickly and effectively.
Rapidly deployable telecommunication towers can be equipped with sensors and remote monitoring capabilities, allowing defence personnel to monitor critical infrastructure or areas remotely.
Nexus 16 can be transported quickly and easily to different locations, enabling the defence sector to establish communication infrastructure rapidly in response to changing situations or threats.
Rapidly deployable telecommunication towers can provide secure and reliable communication networks for the defence sector encrypted to reduce the chance of cyber-attacks.
How Nexus 16 Operates
The unique design of Nexus 16 reduces the need for certified riggers, lowers safety concerns and saves on operating costs. View the full range of benefits and specs by downloading the PDF below.
The Nexus 16 complies with the dimensions of an in-gauge 20 foot high-cube container complete with all 8 container locks.
At an operating weight of 9.6T, Nexus can be lifted, stored and transported by any asset that can handle sea containers.
Once the Nexus 16 has arrived on your site, a single button press on the wireless controller will power up the hydraulics and the NX16 will automatically lift itself off the transporting truck and place itself down on the ground. From ground level, work can be done in the equipment room or on the tower minimising safety concerns.
After any checks or changes are completed, a further button press will cause the 4 double jointed legs to extend and automatically level and stabilise the platform. Uneven ground and slopes of +/-10 degrees can be accommodated be the autonomous leveling algorithm.
Once the NX16 is level and stable, the solar array will deploy automatically. The resulting 4.8kW of panels can support a 800W equipment load almost indefinitely and loads up to 1.2kW for a year between generator refills. Loads up to 7kW can be supported with additional diesel usage and even more with power upgrades.
Tower lift comes next and like all other tasks, is a 1 button deploy. Driven by a locking lead screw in the base, the scissor-based tower will lift to a full height of 16 meters. Supporting large payloads weighing up to 250kG in 100km/h winds with compete stability and safety.
Electrically driven and self-aligning antenna mounts completes the installation by locking onto the coordinates of far end microwave radio systems.
Built-in Reliability & Safety
The heavily researched and patented 16-meter tower is driven at the base by a lead screw which must be driven to raise or lower the tower thereby eliminating safety issues that plague stored energy systems using pneumatics or hydraulics.
In addition to the vastly improved safety case, the screw drive and completely mechanical construction of the tower translates to many years of reliable operation in the world's most demanding environments.
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Want to see the Nexus 16 rapidly deployable system in person?
Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, our experienced team will happily organise a demonstration to showcase the capabilities of Nexus 16 and what sets it apart from the current standard telecommunication towers used by defence personnel.