LOSCOM

The S-PLANE TRACKER 100, with integrated communication links and antennas, provides 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. The 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. The TRACKER 100 is currently in reliable operational use in Europe, the Middle East and Africa under some of the harshest conditions.

Features

Long-range Tracking & Communcation

  • Up to 250km 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 recording and calibration
  • Quickly deploys with 2 crew
  • Park 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 60km/h wind (antenna dependent)
  • Packaged for transport in two rugged cases
  • Constructed from coated aircraft-grade aluminium
  • Operational ingress protection to IP55 (with IP66 internal sub-systems)

Flexible

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

Specifications

SUMMARY OF SPECIFICATIONS
RF Bands Supports UHF and L/S/C-band antennas with dual polarisation feeds for MIMO diversity transceivers and mesh radios. All links and antennas are mounted on the tracker.
Range 100km to 250km range tracking versions and a non-tracking version for omni-directional communication up to 40km. 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) and power connections to the tracker.
Environmental Meets MIL-STD-810G environmental specifications for operation and transportation.

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