LOSCOM

REDUNDANT, FLIGHT-CRITICAL DESIGN, FULLY CUSTOMISABLE:
The S-PLANE TRACKER 100+ and 150+, with integrated communication links and antennas, provide long-range Line of Sight Communication (LOSCom) between aircraft and Ground Control Stations (GCSs). The opposite ends of the links are especially suited for installation on-board aircraft, providing MIMO diversity mesh functionality to create and fit reliable and flexible network architectures. TRACKERs are easy to deploy and to use and are extremely rugged and reliable. LOSCom and SatCom are integrated and managed to ensure seamless, uninterrupted communication. Communication Solution management is performed using S-PLANE’s Airborne Data Terminal (ADT) and Ground Data Terminal (GDT) equipment.

Features

Long-range Tracking & Communcation

  • Up to 200km LOS link versions available
  • Precise and reliable tracking
  • Internally accommodates RF links
  • Directional and omni-directional antenna modes
  • Enables MIMO diversity mesh radio functionality
  • All antennas integrated onto one tracker

Easy to Use

  • GPS-based feedback tracking
  • Single-loom connection
  • Bore-sight camera for viewing and calibration
  • Quickly deploys with 2 crew
  • Auto-calibration using signal strength
  • Parking mode to regain calibration for follow-up missions
  • Mounts on masts and tripods

Rugged and Reliable

  • Robust harmonic gearing with NO backlash
  • Operational in up to 80km/h wind
  • Packaged for transport in two rugged cases
  • Constructed from coated aircraft-grade aluminium
  • Ingress protection to IP65

Flexible

  • Variety of RF links available
  • Fits mobile and static installations

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
RF Bands Supports UHF, S-band and C-band antennas with dual linear polarisation feeds for MIMO diversity tranceivers and mesh radios in S-band and C-band. All links and antennas are mounted on the tracker.
Range 100km to 200km range tracking versions and a non-tracking version for omni-directional communication to upto 40km are available. Each tracker is fitted with directional and omni-directional antennas feeding the integrated RF links.
Construction Tough and backlash-free harmonic gearboxes drive the 2D tracking pedestal. The main structure is manufactured using aircraft-grade aluminium.
Electrical Interfacing A single military-specification loom provides digital (Ethernet), serial, power and a shielded audio connection to the TRACKER.

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