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Technology developed: Tetra Basestation (TP19765203861)
Category: Nil
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
Technical Application Area: Communication
If 'Other', please specify:
Please give more details of new technical application area:
TETRA Terrestrial Trunked Radio is an open standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI for critical communication. It is an established and proven standard that has achieved worldwide acceptance among public safety as well as commercial user organizations. CDAC’s TETRA Basestation is designed in three variants which includes Xtreme Tetra Basestation, Micro Tetra Basestation and Portable Tetra Basestation. Xtreme TETRA Base Station XTBS is a high capacity, scalable base station which can be configured with up to 8 carriers. The base station is capable of transmitting up to 40W per carrier. It features diversity reception and thereby enhances the area of coverage. It can be powered from AC mains as well as from 48V DC. Its modular design provides flexibility and cost saving without compromising the performance. Portable TETRA Base Station (PTBS) is the portable version of TETRA Base Station. As it can be mounted on a vehicle and can be operated from a battery, PTBS is very much suitable for quick deployment at an emergency/disaster site. It accommodates all the features of XTBS except that it supports lesser number of carriers and can radiate up to a maximum power of only 15 W when run in single carrier mode. The most important feature of PTBS is that it incorporates the state of the art Multi-Carrier Power Amplifier MCPA technology. The Micro TETRA Base Station MTBS is the smallest among the three variants of C-DAC TETRA Base Stations. Like Portable TETRA Base Station MTBS also uses the Multi Carrier Power Amplifier MCPA technology and has a maximum transmission power capability of 6.3 W when run in single carrier mode. This base station is designed for both indoor and outdoor deployment. The base station can also be mounted on a vehicle and can be used for mission critical operations.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Pune
Affiliated Ministry: MeitY, Govt. of India
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? Yes
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Field Test
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
All the three variants of Tetra Basestations are in TRL 7.The Tetra basestation are developed indigenously including the hardware and Software.The Technology is in ready to deploy stage in many customer sites in India.The product can significantly cut down import of product and technology in this category.


Applications: Emergency services like disaster management centres, fire departments, ambulance etc. Public safety network Defence and Para-military services On-board communication system for Naval platforms Railway Signalling and Communication, including Metro rails Industrial Automation Coast Guard and Border Security Seaports and airports Mobile Communication System for VIP security Communication system for Prison Administration Smart City communication based on private network.
Advantages: Fully indigenous technology based on the open standard. Cost-effective solution. Highly customizable. Supports 3 level security viz. Authentication, Air Interface Encryption and End to end Encryption with additional option for porting indigenous encryption algorithm. Maintenance and support. Infrastructure fully interoperable with multi vendor radios.

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
Semiconductor chips 2018-19
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
Communications Lab of CDAC Thiruvananthapuram 2018-19

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
400 0 2017-18

   Patents & Publications:

Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
0 0 NA
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees? Organisations like L&T Defence, Keltron, BEL who are into production for Defence and Public Safety applications
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
Motorola TETRA base station
DAMM Systems TETRAbase station
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
      Submitted by: Rajasree S Date of Submission: 5-8-2020

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