S-6000 dual transceivers are miniaturised high-performance data links, designed to provide reliable wideband communications, under high-dynamics, for UAV, Drones, and other critical platforms.
The two full-duplex channels operate at any frequency between 70 MHz and 6 GHz, with data rates from 700 Kbps to 78 Mbps. FDMA and TDMA multiplexing allow point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh networks with configurable time slots, regenerative data relay, and dynamic routing capabilities.
The data link has a rugged design for operating in harsh environments, featuring extended temperature range, conduction cooling, IP67 aluminium enclosure, and vibration/shock robustness. It enables on‑the‑move communications for any tactical system, commercial application, airborne platform, or ground vehicle.
The series includes a rack-mount unit for control stations, with flexible interfaces, AC power supply, higher power amplifiers, and a 5’’ LCD touchscreen.
With the unique capabilities of the S-6000 transceivers, it is possible to setup a synchronised wireless network between distant users moving at high-speed, without the need for external timing sources (GPS not needed).
S-6000 Dual Transceivers are compatible with P6000 Data Links.
S-6000 Dual Transceivers
|Frequency Bands||70 MHz to 6 GHz|
|RF Bandwidth||1 MHz to 30 MHz|
|Data Rate||700 Kbps to 78 Mbps per channel|
|Max. RF Output Power||20 mW||2 W VHF, UHF, L, S
0.5 W C-band
|Power Amplifiers||–||1x HPA||1x or 2x HPA|
|Networking||Configurable Mesh, Multiple Nodes, Data Relay|
|MIMO Diversity||MRC Option|
|RF Connectors||4x SMA 50W||4x SMA 50W||4x N-type 50W|
|Ethernet||1000BASE-T, RJ-45 connector|
|6 contacts||13 contacts||–|
|Auxiliary Connectors||1x SMA 50W||1x D-sub 9||2x D-sub 9
6x BNC 75W
1x BNC 50W
|Serial Interfaces||RS232, RS422/485, UART, SBUS|
|Reference Clock Output||Up to 100 MHz Option|
|Input Power Supply||
+11 to +30 VDC
+24 to +30 VDC
|85 to 264 VAC
47 to 63 Hz
|Max. Current Consumption||0.5A @28VDC||0.8A @28VDC||0.5A @230VAC|
|Weight||750 g||1.05 Kg||~3.5 Kg|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP67||IP67||–|
|Voltage Transients||MIL-STD-1275, DO-160|
|Export Classification||EAR99, ITAR-free|
S-6000 dual transceivers are designed to establish reliable long-range communications under high velocity, acceleration, jerk, and shock conditions. Advanced proprietary algorithms ensure stable data links under high-dynamic conditions (>2000 Km/h, >10g).
Robust & Low SWaP-C
S-6000 airborne terminals and ground stations are qualified communication transceivers for critical systems; delivering superior performance in harsh environments with optimised size, weight, and power consumption.
The extended operating temperature range is based on conduction-cooled design, allowing IP67 airborne enclosures as per IEC 60529 specification. The units are compliant with MIL-STD-461 (EMI/EMC), MIL-STD-810 (Temperature, Vibration, Shock), MIL-STD-704 (Electrical Power), and MIL-STD-1275, DO-160 (Voltage Transients).
The flexible data link allows the selection of the RF band, data rate, and transmitted power; meeting any range, platform, and regulatory requirements. U6000/C6000 are rugged, miniaturised transceivers for aerial and ground platforms, while R6000 is a rackmount equipment for control stations. The two transceivers per unit and the IP capabilities enable:
- Any TDMA network with configurable nodes.Any TDMA network with configurable nodes
- Up to two full duplex communication channels.
- A multi-band modem with configurable RF bands.
- The use of terminals as regenerative data relays.
- Controlling several vehicles simultaneously from a ground station using TDMA and IP multicast.
- Simultaneous reception of telemetry data streams from several air vehicles in a single ground station.
The units are connected directly to the Gigabit Ethernet interface to transfer IP data packets through the wireless link (telemetry, video, audio, commands), working as a network bridge transparent to the user. RS232/422/485, SBUS, or UART data interfaces are also available using D-sub or circular connectors.
The transceivers provide configurable outputs through the available D-sub, BNC, and RF interfaces, including external DC power supply, reference clock signals, or AGC/AM outputs for Antenna Control Units based on Conical Scan.
The transceivers implement a robust TDMA with configurable nodes (master or slave, with relay and mesh capabilities) to setup any network topology, without the need for external synchronisation (GPS not needed). A caching system manages data peaks over the maximum bandwidth, ensuring stable communications of variable data flows (e.g. video streaming).
One Hub for all your Links
Multiple devices can be connected simultaneously to the Ethernet and serial interfaces. Commanding & Control (C2), Telemetry, Audio, and Video streaming may be managed by a single transceiver.
Regenerative Data Relay
Any transceiver can be configured as a regenerative data relay, extending point‑to-point range, and enabling dynamic routing between network nodes.
A Commanding & Control protocol allows local and remote configuration and status monitoring of the transceivers through the Ethernet interface. A Commanding App implementing the protocol, and ANSI C drivers for integration in customer application, are available.
BERTEN provides dedicated assistance for a fast deployment of the data link in your platform, including:
On-site Integration support.
Definition of the interfaces with autopilots, radio controls, IP cameras, and gimbals.
Procurement of qualified airborne and ground antennas (Omnidirectional, Sector, or Directional).
External RF components selection, interfacing, and cabling.
- UAV, RPAS, Drones
- Rotary & Fixed-wing Platforms
- Control Stations
- Vehicles, Rovers, Handheld Units
- Ground Communications
- Launchers, Balloons
- Stratospheric Platforms
- ISR Data Links
- Telemetry & Video Streaming
- Commanding & Control (C2)
- Radio Control Range Extender
- ATC Services
- Wireless Mesh Networks