Airborne SDR demo shows DoD adaptable, flexible battlefield commsNews
August 01, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems recently demonstrated to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) its new TruNet AR-2000 two-channel, software-defined networking airborne radio.
According to information from the company, the software-defined radio (SDR) enables the radio to support existing waveforms such as the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) and adapt to the changing threat environment of the battlefield by incorporating new waveforms as they emerge.
The AR-2000 -- which uses dual internal power amplifiers -- meets, say the company, the reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements for such target platforms as tactical helicopters, command and control (C2) aircraft, and larger unmanned aircraft.