uAvionix announces an updated product line offering for Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Command and Control (C2). The SkyLine C2 management platform ecosystem is headlined by muLTElink, an industry-first combination of LTE technology with broadcast radio frequency (RF) radios which permits dynamic selection of the best radio link at any given moment between LTE, unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, & Medical (ISM) frequencies, or aviation protected C Band in a single low-SWaP avionic device. Designed for integrated operation with the uAvionix SkyLine C2 management platform, the combination of muLTElink and SkyLine enable a self-healing C2 network capable of both Path Diversity and Link Diversity eliminating lost-link possibilities over broad terrain and altitude ranges.
Core to the C2 ecosystem are two models of muLTElink Airborne Radio Systems (ARS). muLTElink915 combines globally licensed aviation LTE, enhanced with frequency hopping 902-928MHz ISM capability previously offered by uAvionix’ microLink radio, while muLTElink5060 combines global LTE with aviation protected 5030-5091MHz C Band for customers holding the appropriate C-band licenses for Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) operations. Each muLTElink also allows up to one external CNPC radio to be optionally connected to allow simultaneous use of all three frequency ranges, higher power C Band operations or future radio integrations. SkyLine fuses available C2 links and manages and monitors the link quality of each enabled link, automatically transitioning in a seamless, lossless, and make-before-break (MBB) roaming event.