Flexible & Robust IP Data Links On-the-move

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.

UAV, RPAS Drones Helicopters Fixed-Wing Platforms Ground Control Stations

S-6000 Dual Transceivers

Signal

U6000
Ultra-Compact
C6000
Compact
R6000
Rack Mount
Frequency Bands 70 MHz to 6 GHz
Waveform

Proprietary COFDM

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 5 W UHF, L, S
8 W C-band
Power Amplifiers 1x HPA 1x or 2x HPA
Multiple Access FDMA, TDMA
Networking Configurable Mesh, Multiple Nodes, Data Relay
MIMO Diversity MRC Option
Encryption AES-128 Option

Interfaces

RF Connectors 4x SMA 50W 4x SMA 50W 4x N-type 50W
Ethernet 1000BASE-T, RJ-45 connector
Circular Connector
MIL-DTL D38999
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

+12 to +30 VDC

+24 to +30 VDC

85 to 264 VAC
47 to 63 Hz
Current Consumption ≤ 0.5A @28VDC ≤ 0.7A @28VDC ≤ 0.6A @230VAC

Mechanical

Dimensions 165x110x37mm 165x110x50mm 228.6×203.2x88mm
Weight 750 g 1.05 Kg ~3.5 Kg
Material Aluminium 6061
LCD Display

5’’ Touchscreen

Environmental

Operating Temperature -40ºC…+85ºC -40ºC…+75ºC -25ºC…+70ºC
Storage Temperature -55ºC…+100ºC -55ºC…+85ºC -30ºC…+85ºC
Ingress Protection Rating IP67 IP67
Temperature, Vibration/Shock MIL-STD-810
EMI/EMC MIL-STD-461
Electrical Power MIL-STD-704
Voltage Transients MIL-STD-1275, DO-160
RoHS Yes
Export Classification NLR, ITAR-free

High-Dynamics

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).

Flexibility

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.
  •   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 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.

R6000 Dual Transceiver

Advanced Functionalities

Mesh Network

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.

Easy Configuration

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.

Ordering Information
S-6000 Dual Transceivers - Ordering Information
Included with S-6000 Transceivers
  • 12 Months Maintenance & Remote Support
  • Configuration and Control Software
  • Circular Connector Cable Assembly
Optional Items & Features
S-6000 Dual Transceivers
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Platforms
  •  UAV, RPAS, Drones
  •  Rotary & Fixed-wing Platforms
  •  Control Stations
  •  Vehicles, Rovers, Handheld
  •  Ground Communications
  •  Launchers, Balloons
  •  Stratospheric Platforms
Applications
  •  ISR Data Links
  •  Telemetry & Video Streaming
  •   Commanding & Control (C2)
  •  Radio Control Range Extender
  •  Wireless Mesh Networks
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