S-6000 Dual Transceivers are miniaturised IP data links designed to provide reliable wideband communications, under high-dynamic conditions, for UAV, Drones, and other critical platforms.
The two full-duplex channels operate at any frequency between 70MHz and 6GHz, with configurable data rates up to 80 Mbps.
The data link has a rugged design for operating in harsh environments, featuring conduction cooling, IP67 aluminium enclosure, and vibration/shock robustness. It enables on-the-move communications for any tactical system, commercial application, or critical airborne platform.
The series includes a rack-mount unit for ground stations, with flexible interfaces, Antenna Control Units (ACUs) outputs, 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 with no additional infrastructure.
S-6000 Dual Transceivers
|Full Duplex Channels||2x Transceivers|
|Data Rate, Rb||Up to 80 Mbps per channel|
fRF = 2.3 GHz
|3 Km||30 Km||Up to 50 Km|
|20 Km||Up to 200 Km||>200 Km|
|User Dynamics||>2000 Km/h, >10g|
|RF Frequency, fRF||
70 MHz to 6 GHz
VHF, UHF, L, S, C
|RF Bandwidth||1 MHz – 40 MHz|
|Max. Transmitted Power||15 mW||3 W||20 W|
Configurable Modulation & Coding Rate
|Multiple Access||FDMA, TDMA, IP Multiplexing|
|MIMO Diversity||2×2 Option|
|RF Connectors||4x SMA 50Ω||4x SMA 50Ω||4x N-type 50Ω|
|Ethernet Interface||1000BASE-T, RJ-45 connector|
|Networking||Headers Management, IP Filtering, Network Bridge|
|6 contacts||13 contacts||–|
|Auxiliary Interfaces||1x SMA 50Ω||1x D-sub 9||
2x D-sub 9
6x BNC 75Ω
1x BNC 50Ω
|Serial Interfaces||RS232, RS422/485, UART, SBUS|
|AGC/AM outputs for ACUs||Option||Option||Yes|
|Reference Clock Output||Up to 100 MHz||Option||Up to 100 MHz|
+11 to +30 VDC
2x D38999 contacts
+24 to +30 VDC
6x D38999 contacts
85 to 264 VAC
47 to 63 Hz
|Current Consumption @25ºC||0.5A @28VDC||0.8A @28VDC||< 0.5A @230VAC|
|Dimensions||165x110x37 mm||165x110x50 mm||228.6×203.2×88 mm|
|Weight||750 g||1.05 Kg||~3.5 Kg|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP67||IP67||–|
|Voltage Transients||MIL-STD-1275, DO-160|
|Export Classification||EAR99, NLR|
S-6000 dual transceivers are designed to establish reliable long-range communications under high velocity, acceleration, jerk, and shock conditions. Advanced proprietary algorithms keep stable data links with terminals moving under extreme 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 (Vibration & shock), and MIL-STD-1275, DO-160 (Voltage Transients).
The flexible data link allows the selection of the RF frequency, bandwidth, throughput, transmitted power, and antennas; meeting any coverage, platform, and regulatory requirements. U6000/C6000 airborne units are rugged, miniaturised transceivers for aerial platforms, while R6000 is a rackmount equipment for ground control stations. The two transceivers per unit, the combination of multiplexing schemes, and the IP network capabilities enable:
- Up to two full duplex communication channels.
- A multi-band modem with configurable RF frequencies.
- The use of air vehicles as regenerative data relays.
- Controlling any number of air vehicles simultaneously from a ground station using IP multiplexing.
- Simultaneous reception of two or more telemetry data streams 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 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 S-6000 transceivers provide precise time synchronisation across users. Advanced algorithms achieve carrier and sampling frequency alignment, distributing a common reference through the wireless network. This feature enables applications such as clock distribution, payload data tagging, moving target identification, or measurement dating.
As a network element, the transceiver implements a wireless node to send and receive TCP/UDP IP data packets. A caching system manages data peaks over the maximum bandwidth, ensuring stable communications of variable data flows (e.g. video streaming). A proprietary IP protocol allows configuration and status monitoring of the transceivers, both locally through the Ethernet interface, and remotely via the wireless link.
Regenerative Data Relay
Any transceiver in the network can be configured as a regenerative data relay, extending the point-to-point network coverage.
The two transceivers per unit can be used to setup a 2×2 MIMO link, increasing communication efficiency, and improving multipath robustness and coverage.
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, cameras, gimbals, external sensors, on-board computers, and control units.
Procurement of qualified airborne and ground station antennas (Omnidirectional, Hemispherical, Sector, or Directional).
External RF components selection, interfacing, and cabling.
- UAV, RPAS, Drones
- Rotary & Fixed-wing Platforms
- Ground Control Stations
- Handheld Units, Rovers
- Maritime Systems, Vessels
- Launchers, Balloons
- Stratospheric Platforms
- ISR Data Links
- Video Streaming
- Telemetry, Tracking & Command
- ATC Services
- Time Synchronisation
- Wireless Mesh Networks