Airborne Down Link Transmitters

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Microwave Systems

All of ECS Airborne Down Link Transmitters can operate from both rotary and fixed wing platforms. The downlinks are optimised for Military and Police surveillance use, providing high quality link continuity and allowing for superior range. ECS links and user interfaces are optimised for the tactical operator whilst providing a picture quality equivalent to the professional broadcast market. Low latency imagery, audio and GPS data available where the Commander needs it can significantly aid the decision making cycle.

For an insight into some of the applications that ECS' COFDM products are used, view our Dual Channel Downlinks video presentation. To read about ECS downlink equipment currently in use within UK forces visit the Police Aviation News (PAN) website and view our 'Next Generation COFDM Microwave Links for Military Surveillance' brochure.

A proprietary substitution cipher system is used as standard encryption.  A more sophisticated level of encryption using 256 bit AES cipher block chaining and proprietary special enforcing functions is available subject to export licence control outside the EU.  

ECS Airborne Down Link microwave systems often exceed Customers expectations.

Because of its height, the aircraft makes an ideal location for rebroadcasting uplinked signals from the ground; ECS provide a range of suitable aircraft qualified receiving equipment

These uplinked images may either be viewed in the aircraft and/or retransmitted using the second video channel of the ECS downlink, a function that is provided as standard.

 

Downlink Transmitters

ECS recommend downlink transmitters operate in set bands between 1.2 GHz and 5.4 GHz*. 

The standard aircraft downlink system consists of the following equipments: 
Standard Definition • High Definition Digital Downlinks

Additional equipment can be incorporated to enhance the down link system depending on the requirement:
Up Link Receiver • Remote Control Unit • System Control Unit 

ECS have Air Certification for all downlink products.

 *Other frequencies are available on request, after consultation with a sales representative.