Line-of-sight networking for warfighters at every corner of the battlespace

Supporting today's net-centric militaries requires critical Intelligencece, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) video and metadata transmission to warfighters at the tactical edge. The EnerLinks™ system is a secure, spectrum-efficient line-of-sight (LOS) digital data link that provides range to the horizon and integral H.264 compression for multiple HD or SD video feeds. This highly integrated, full-duplex system simultaneously transmits IP data, compressed video, metadata, serial port data, and audio from all commonly used ISR sensors. 

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ISR data links product family

Viasat's ISR data links transmit critical information and data to warfighters at the far reaches of the battlespace. Our product family includes:

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EnerLinksIII™ HD

Complete, integrated secure digital ISR data link for multiple HD video feeds.

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EnerLinksII® DVA (Digital Video over Analog)

Compact digital system to convert legacy analog FM data links to high-performance digital links without changing UAV RF components. 

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EnerLinksIII™ Tracking Antenna System

Rugged, portable auto-tracking antenna providing enhanced range performance for EnerLinksIII data links.

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EnerLinksIII™ Remote Video Terminal

Complete manpack system includes EnerLinksIII Ground Modem Transceiver, two omni-antennas, battery, and cables. 

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HI-BEAM Transceiver

Low size, weight, and power (SWaP) DVB-S2 high-speed modem.

Benefits of ISR Data Links

  • Sensor friendly

    One small airborne box can connect all sensor equipment used for communications with the ground, eliminating the need for unwanted translation boxes. In most applications, EnerLinks can either remove the need for an additional C2 link or provide a redundant C2 backup.

  • AES-256 encrypted

    Unlike analog links, EnerLinks digital data links protects your information with integral AES-256 encryption, for security with no added latency.

  • Multiple video feeds

    Transmits multiple video feeds, both wide angle and zoom cameras, simultaneously. In fact, EnerLinks can compress and transmit up to four standard-definition (30 FPS) streams or two high-definition (1080p30 or 720p60) streams over a single downlink using the full featured EnerView™ viewer package.

  • Superior spectrum efficiency

    Operate more UAVs within the same frequency band. When transmitting a single high-quality 30 FPS SD video stream, you can space channels at 2.5 MHz – allowing ten times as many aircraft to operate in a given theater than legacy analog FM links commonly used on UAVs. Program the EnerLinksIII modem bitrate from 50 kbps to 11 Mbps to match your application.

  • HD data links

    Sharper, more detailed ISR video footage is essential for exploitation and situational awareness.

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