Communications for UAVs & GCS: Voice Communication & Recording System, Airborne Radio Gateways

ONUR Develops Voice Communication & Recording Solutions for UAVs

By Mike Ball / 25 Aug 2021
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ONUR, a leading developer of mission-critical voice communication and recording solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Silver’ profile highlights how their air-to-ground and ground-to-ground voice communication systems can be used on a variety of platforms, including tactical-class and MALE (medium altitude high endurance) satellite-controlled UAS.

VCS Voice communication systemThe OCS-NG4000-RPS is a specially designed voice communication and recording system for integration into UAS ground control stations (GCS). Designed to meet and exceed ATM (air traffic management) industry standards, the IP based system provides seamless interoperability between legacy and next-generation communication systems.

Based on standard Voice Over IP (VOIP) communication technologies, the versatile system allows operators to integrate a wide variety of third-party systems such as digital and analogue HF/VHF/UHF radios, all types of telephony interfaces, SATCOM, GSM, intercom systems, and legacy audio distribution systems. This flexible design allows the creation of integrated ATM/UTM (air traffic management/unmanned traffic management) solutions and fills the voice gap between ATM & UTM.

Optimized for RPS applications with low rack space requirements, the system can be outfitted with a variety of CWP (controller working position) options including 7”, 8”, 9,6” or customer-specific screens. A range of redundancy levels can be provided, from low-footprint non-redundancy to highly fault-tolerant systems.

The RIG-200R is a rugged radio gateway that provides transparent and IP based access to remote audio and radio assets on board UAVs. The system is designed to provide advanced capabilities, such as uninterrupted voice communication and access to airborne COMINT/SIGINT/ELINT sensors, to ground control stations and ATM/UTM operators via line-of-sight or SATCOM datalinks.

The UAV radio gateway uses standard voice and remote-control radio interfaces and converts all necessary signals to IP based protocols. Due to its software based architecture, no modification of user-supplied equipment is necessary, greatly simplifying integration.

The RIG-200R also supports transparent integration of digital waveforms, enabling narrowband digital data transfer, wideband voice encryption, support for PLS interrogators, and more. It is compatible with NATO-standard KY58 and KY100 voice crypto equipment and natively supports remote control of these devices from the GCS.

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