In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Matthias Leister of Riedel Communications about the company’s technical support for the Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive made recently by Felix Baumgartner. Leister details the design and setup of the ground communications links in mission control and the surrounding area. The special fiber optics, the press feeds, and the Artist Digital Matrix intercom system are explored along with comments on the rehearsals and simulations leading up to the ultimate stratospheric skydive.
Links of interest:
- Riedel Communications – provider of all technical communication links for the jump
- RiFace G2 universal radio interface for linking wired and radio systems
- Riedel Air, Max and Pro headsets used by the ground crew