Harris Corporation Adds Digital Wireless Video Link to RF-7800T Situational Awareness Video Receiver

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec 01, 2011 Enhances capabilities by incorporating standard Department of Defense waveform for receiving video from small Unmanned Aerial Systems.

–Empowers users with greater control over video feeds and embedded metadata, such as position location information.

–Applies Harris expertise to address growing demand for secure video at the tactical edge.

Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, is broadening the capabilities of its RF-7800T Situational Awareness Video Receiver (SAVR) to address growing requirements for secure wireless digital intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance video at the tactical edge.

Harris has integrated the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Digital Data Link (SUAS-DDL) waveform with the RF-7800T video receiver. With SUAS-DDL, the RF-7800T is now able to receive Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) video feeds from multiple small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) simultaneously.

SUAS-DDL, a Department of Defense standard waveform, provides enhanced interoperability between small UAS in the air and video receivers and control stations on the ground. The characteristics of the waveform allow multiple UAS to transmit video on the same frequency. This enables warfighters to monitor intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video streams covering a wider geographic area, leading to enhanced command and control and operational decision-making.

“The addition of SUAS-DDL adds greater capability to our SAVR video receiver,” said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. “Users will be able to switch easily between multiple video and data feeds, providing them with critical real-time information. Lightweight and portable, the SAVR provides these feeds directly to the individual warfighter.”

The multiband RF-7800T SAVR delivers real-time video feeds from cameras on aircraft or UAS platforms to ground forces. Designed for the dismounted warfighter as well as for fixed and vehicular applications, the small, lightweight RF-7800T enables feeds to be viewed outside the TOC and while personnel are on the move. As a member of the combat-proven Falcon III(R) family of radios, the RF-7800T leverages the Falcon III SCA architecture, allowing the product to remain on the cusp of emerging data link standards through software upgrades. Video feeds from the RF-7800T are easily disseminated over Falcon III radio networks.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon(R) family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications(R) systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.