Military Embedded Systems

S-band radio developed from a COTS Silvus StreamCaster


May 21, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. Triad RF Systems announced that it has added to its THPR series of ready-to-install amplified radios. Designed to eliminate the need to integrate standalone components to create a long-range wireless and intelligence, surveillance, and recognizance (ISR) radio links working in S-band, Triad has combined high power RF subsystems with a Silvus StreamCaster model SC4210E-235 core radio that operates from 2,200 to 2,500 MHz.

According to the company, Triad model THPR1012 is an efficiently packaged, reliable, dual-channel MIMO, turnkey radio system that includes bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs), RF filtering, real-time power measurements, link diagnostics, and innovative SoC-based monitoring and controls.

This integrated amplified radio system is intended to deliver maximum power output of 40W at 9 Mbps on its max power setting, and 10W at ~60 Mbps on its max data rate setting. The Triad model aims to make it so unmanned system engineers can expect dependable RF link stability and up to 10 times extra range distance as compared to the stock Silvus StreamCaster SC4210E-235 alone.

These radios are designed to employ active power control to ensure that both the RF output power and SNR delivered to an antenna remains ultra-stable in the presence of fluctuations to enable reliability and ease of use.


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