Solutions for system integrator and aircraft manufacturer

Solutions for system integrators and aircraft manufacturers

Since airspace worldwide is used largely for civil purposes, military aircraft must also meet civil standards in order to fly in this airspace without restrictions. Approval by civil aviation safety authorities requires the use of development processes in line with the civil avionics standards for software (RTCA/DO-178B, level C) and for hardware (RTCA/DO-254, design assurance level C).

This is a great challenge, especially for airborne transceivers where waveforms and a large number of functions are mapped by software. As part of these processes, the specific requirements to be met by the software and hardware components are derived, starting from the equipment level, and then validated and verified. All process steps are subject to permanent quality control in line with DO-178B / DO-254. This procedure minimizes the risk of malfunctions described in the specifications for level C failure classification and ensures top functional safety.

Besides the civil standards for software (RTCA/DO-178B) and hardware (RTCA/DO-254), immunity to cosmic radiation is equally important.

Benefits
Outstanding radio characteristics
  • Excellent RF parameters
  • Frequency bands from 30 MHz to 400 MHz
Secure communications
  • EPM (ECCM) methods for anti-jam communications
  • Tap- and spoof-proof communications through integrated encryption
  • Wideband interface for external encryption devices (e.g.ELCRODAT 4-2, KY58, KY100)
Flexible range of applications
  • Preset concept permits flexible participation in various networks through simple change of the preset
  • Suitable for fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft
  • Flexible integration through different interfaces (MIL STD 1553B data bus, RS-485) or front panel control
Low maintenance effort
  • Powerful built-in tests (BIT) for error detection and diagnostics
  • High reliability due to robust design and high-quality components
Future-ready investment
  • Highly accelerated life testing (HALT)
  • State-of-the-art technology ensures long product life

Products

R&S®MR6000A

R&S®MR6000A

The R&S®MR6000A, the most powerful radio in the R&S®M3AR family, features high RF power. It is a radio with an integrated crypto module and embedded NATO encryption algorithms. The elimination of the external encryption device and cabling saves valuable space and weight in the aircraft.

R&S®MR6000R

R&S®MR6000R

The R&S®MR6000R, one of the world's most compact and lightweight airborne transceivers, is designed for installation in the avionic bay and can be remotely controlled.

R&S®MR6000L

R&S®MR6000L

The R&S®MR6000L, extremely powerful despite its compact dimensions, can be installed in the cockpit as a replacement for legacy AN/ARC-164 radios with local control panel. The R&S®MR6000L display comes with a choice of white, red or NVG-compatible illumination.

R&S®MR6000E

R&S®MR6000E

The R&S®MR6000E is an “L-shape” radio developed especially for the Eurofighter Typhoon. It supports the SATURN and HAVE QUICK II frequency hopping methods and uses a voice encoder for high quality voice communications. It is remotely controlled and has an optical interface.

SOVERON®AR

SOVERON®AR

The R&S®AR5000 airborne radio is a member of the SOVERON® software defined radio family. Thanks to the radio's innovative technology and a family of network capable, wideband waveforms, users can achieve information superiority during operations. Simultaneous voice and data transmission and very fast frequency hopping combined with highly secure encryption algorithms provide the capabilities to keep pace with complex mission challenges.

Standards and guidelines of the SOVERON software defined airborne radios

Standard Title
MIL-STD-461 Electromagnetic emission and susceptibility requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference
MIL-STD-462 Measurement of electromagnetic interference characteristics
MIL-STD-810 Environmental test methods and engineering guidelines
MIL-STD-1553 Digital time division command/response multiplex data bus
MIL-HDBK-217 Reliability prediction of electronic equipment
RTCA/DO-160 Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment
ICD-GPS-060 Interface control document for the precise time and time interval (PTTI) interface
EUROCAE ED-23 Minimum operational performance specification for airborne VHF receiver-transmitter operating in the frequency range 117.975 MHz to 137.000 MHz
ITOP 6-2-242 Analog communications transmitter and receiver test procedures
ARINC 600 Air transport avionics equipment interfaces

Compatibility with fixed frequency radio standards

Standard Title
STANAG 4204 Technical standard for single channel VHF radio equipment
STANAG 4205 Technical standard for single channel UHF radio equipment
STANAG 5511 Tactical data exchange – LINK 11/LINK 11B
MIL-STD-188-203-1A Interoperability and performance standards for tactical digital information link
EUROCAE ED-23B Minimum operational performance specification for airborne VHF receiver-transmitter operating in the frequency range 117.975 MHz to 137.000 MHz
ICAO Annex 10 Aeronautical voice communications systems

Guidelines

Standard Title
Recommendation ITU-R M.489-2 Technical characteristics of VHF radiotelephone equipment operating in the maritime mobile service in channels spaced by 25 kHz
ARINC 716-11 Airborne VHF communications transceiver

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