Radionor Communications is a leading developer of next-generation broadband tactical data links for unmanned systems. Our state-of-the-art wireless radio communications systems, based on phased-array antenna technology, provide unmatched range and stability for high-mobility platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned surface vessels (USVs).
Rapid point-to-multipoint data link communications
Our Cordis Array II technology enables point-to-multipoint tactical data links, forming wireless IP connectivity between multiple units with unmatched bandwidth and range, in excess of 250 km for larger radios and 20-160 km for smaller radios depending on selected bandwidth and combination of radios.
The Cordis Array II’s electronically steerable beam has no moving parts and constantly optimises the direction of transmission and reception, steering instantly in the direction of any desired unmanned aircraft or moving object. Featuring narrow antenna beams and embedded AES-256 hardware encryption, the unit exhibits a communication range and jamming robustness that is unmatched by conventional tactical data links or MIMO-technology.
The Cordis Array II’s rapid point-to-multipoint data link communications capabilities provide connectivity to all units in the network even if all units are moving. This enables a single ground antenna to operate several UAVs or unmanned vehicles simultaneously.
The Cordis Array II product family enables robust high-precision transmission of high-speed data, voice, video, telemetry and location data. All systems provide a maximum data capacity of 15 Mbps, with easy and efficient integration and interoperability with other IP-based systems. The picture shows the point-to-multipoint capability in the Cordis Array II system where a single ground station can operate several UAVs.
Tactical Data Links and Radio Transceivers
CRE2-179-UAV Tactical Data Link
Horizontally-mounted integrated UAV data link
The CRE2-179-UAV is a wireless transceiver with integrated antenna based on phased-array technology designed for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The UAV data link has been tested according to DO-160G environmental compliance.
Featuring narrow antenna beams and embedded AES-256 hardware encryption, the unit exhibits a communication range and jamming robustness that is unmatched by conventional tactical data links or MIMO-technology.
Combining IP connectivity with mission-critical performance, the CRE2-179-UAV is fully compliant with MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic compatibility and immunity, providing vital functionality such as bandwidth control, priority for critical data transfer, error-free UDP streaming and latency control. The wireless transceiver’s smart antenna technology also provides optional high-precision, high-speed UAV tracking, and can be utilised for satellite-independent navigation.
Compact radio transceiver for small and medium UAVs
The CRE2-144-LW is a compact, lightweight C-band wireless radio transceiver that is designed for integration into small and medium UAVs.
Featuring RF connectors for external antennas as well as Ethernet and serial interfaces, the ultra-low weight radio transceiver with advanced electronic beam-forming provides end-to-end IP connectivity for efficient integration, interoperability and seamless data exchange. The unit provides AES-256 hardware encryption.
Vertically-mounted radio transceiver for UAV ground stations, vessels and command posts
The CRE2-189 is a wireless transceiver with integrated antenna based on phased-array technology designed for UAV ground stations and vessel-mounted control stations. With a vertically mounted panel form factor and integrated antennas, the system is easy to install. The Ethernet and power are integrated into a single rugged MIL-DTL-3999 series III connector.
The robust CRE2-189 is fully compliant with MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic compatibility and immunity and is ideal for providing reliable navigation capabilities in GPS-denied areas as well as AES-256 encrypted long-range IP-based communications.
Compact radio transceiver module for systems integrators and OEMs
The CRE2-144-OEM is designed for systems integrators and OEMs of UAVs and other unmanned systems. The unit features advanced electronic beam-forming and end-to-end IP connectivity for efficient integration. The highly rugged radio transceiver module can withstand harsh environments, including extensive operational shock and vibration.
The unit incorporates RF connectors for external antennas as well as Ethernet and serial interfaces, providing AES-256 hardware encrypted communications for IP-centric and ad hoc network operations.
Horizontally-mounted wireless data link for manned and unmanned systems
The CRE2-179 is a wireless transceiver with integrated antenna based on phased-array technology. The unit is a horizontally-mounted panel form factor, enabling maximum transmit power emission to the sides.
The wireless data link is designed for installations on small vessels, vehicle installations, unmanned systems on ground and marine stations. The all-in-one easily integrated unit features Ethernet connectivity and power in a single rugged MIL-DTL-3999 series III connector.
The tactical data link is fully compliant with MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic compatibility and immunity and incorporated with embedded AES-256 encryption in hardware. The CRE2-179 provides high-bandwidth, long-range IP connectivity in the harshest of environments.
DO-160G certified wireless radio transceiver for manned aircraft modules
The CRE2-179-AM is a wireless radio transceiver with integrated antenna based on phased-array technology designed for aerospace applications and tested according to DO-160G environmental compliance. The product is an all-in-one horizontally mounted panel with integrated antennas, providing high bandwidth, long range IP connectivity.
The panel interface consists of power and Ethernet cables with rugged, waterproof connectors for the required robustness in harsh environments.