This network relays the sensor information over terrain that precludes an RF line of sight path from the sensor to the user. TNet is a self forming RF network that makes it easy for the user to quickly set up in the field. TNet is designed to maintain very low power consumption of the battery powered sensors and repeaters.
TNet allows a user to quickly set up sensor networks in the field. The user can select one of ten network channels for each sensor network. Each TNet unit can act as a Repeater or as a Base Station. One unit is configured as the Base Station and one or more units are configured as Repeaters to reach from the sensors to the Base Station. The TNet units recognize other units on the network channel, automatically route the message traffic to the Base Station, and manage the command and control messages so they are delivered to the intended recipient. The Base Station unit connects via Ethernet to any IP network for distribution to the map based sensor system user interface.