Rockwell Collins completes integration of MUOS waveform in airborne radio
Rockwell Collins has completed the integration of the US Department of Defence’s MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) waveform in its AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) multiband (30 megahertz/MHz to 1.850 gigahertz/GHz) airborne radios, Tom Schamberger, the company’s business development manager for airborne communications told MONS. The MUOS waveform will be used to provide air-to-air and air-to-ground/ground-to-air communications across the MUOS satellite constellation which uses a waveband of 300MHz to three gigahertz. He continued that all new AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios will have the MUOS waveform already embedded within their architecture, although he added that customers can use the radio without the MUOS waveform activated should they desire. Moreover, the MUOS waveform will only be available on new build AN/ARC-210 RT-2036 radios.