R&S®MR6000A Software Defined Radio

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz
  • Control via MIL-STD-1553B data bus or RS-485 serial interface
  • Powerful built in test equipment (BITE): power-up BIT, continuous BIT and initiated BIT

Brief Description

The R&S®MR6000A covers the frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz and supports the NATO frequency hopping methods (TRANSEC) HAVE QUICK and SATURN.

Features & Benefits

  • Reference platforms (extract)
  • Waveforms
  • Frequency range
  • Receiver sensitivity

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz
  • Control via MIL-STD-1553B data bus or RS-485 serial interface
  • Powerful built in test equipment (BITE): power-up BIT, continuous BIT and initiated BIT
  • Suitable for jet and propeller aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • Excellent RF performance

Brief Description

The R&S®MR6000A covers the frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz and supports the NATO frequency hopping methods (TRANSEC) HAVE QUICK and SATURN. Integrated NATO encryption (COMSEC) is available as an option to protect voice and data transmissions against eavesdropping. The transceiver is interoperable with the NATO KY-58 and KY-100 encryption devices as well as the ELCRODAT 4-2 from Rohde & Schwarz.

Features & Benefits

  • Reference platforms (extract)
    • Fixed wing: Panavia Tornado; Airbus A400M; Saab 2000; Lockheed P-3 Orion
    • Rotary wing: Airbus UH TIGER, NH 90, H145M; Sikorsky CH-53; Agusta Westland AW-101
  • Waveforms
    • HAVE QUICK in line with STANAG 4246
    • SATURN in line with STANAG 4372 (including optional requirements such as SATURN voice/data relay)
    • R&S®SECOS (TRANSEC and COMSEC)
  • Frequency range
    • 30 MHz to 88 MHz
    • 108 MHz to 118 MHz, receive mode only
    • 118 MHz to 174 MHz
    • 225 MHz to 400 MHz
  • Receiver sensitivity
    • AM sensitivity: ≤ –105 dBm, 10 dB (S+N)/N
    • FM sensitivity: ≤ –113 dBm, 10 dB (S+N)/N
  • Embedded filters
    • FM immunity (frequency band from 88 MHz to 108 MHz)
    • HF (frequency range from 2.5 MHz to 30 MHz)
    • Cosite (in-band/out-of-band)
  • Guard receiver
    • Guard receiver 1: 40.5 MHz, 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz (dedicated or scan mode)
    • Guard receiver 2: 156.525 MHz (DSC, channel 70) or 156.8 MHz (channel 16, only available on R&S®XM6523D transceiver)
  • Transmit output power
    • AM: ≥ 20 W
    • FM/MSK: ≥ 30 W
    • Power modes: high, medium, low
  • GPS
    • Interface in line with ICD-GPS-060
  • Environmental specifications
    • Temperature range, fully specified: –40 °C to +71 °C
    • Temperature range, storage: –54 °C to +95 °C
    • Tests performed in line with MIL-STD-810E
  • Electromagnetical specifications
    • Tests performed in line with MIL-STD-461C/D, MIL-STD-462/462D
  • Power input
    • 28 V DC nominal power supply
    • Steady state voltage, momentary undervoltage operation and abnormal surge voltage in line with DO-160D Section 16
  • Reliability, calculated in line with MIL‑HDBK-217F
    • ARW and AUF, +25 °C: > 3000 h
    • AUC, +25 °C: > 4900 h
  • Applicable civil standards
    • Fixed frequency: ED-23B, ICAO Annex 10, ARINC 716-11
    • Avionics development: DO-178B Level C, DO-254 DAL C (not R&S®XM6523D transceiver)
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