The QNT-200 from Collins Aerospace is a Software-Defined Radio that operates in the V/UHF and L band. It has two-channels with support for multiple SDR waveforms and is capable of delivering voice, data, and video for various missions. The radio uses an IP-based, dynamic mesh network to maintain situational awareness of all nodes in the network with high efficiency. It has a coordination and control function to automatically establish a secondary channel offering high-bandwidth connectivity to transmit and receive time-critical data.
This SDR is designed for size, weight, and power-constrained platforms and enables reliable, low-latency networked communications. Its low-latency mesh network monitors the data-link availability and network traffic to enable real-time, intelligent decision-making functions. These include the selection of the correct data link, spectrum deconfliction, spectrum allocation, position awareness, and antenna beam steering/pointing.
The QNT-200 requires a DC supply of 28 V, delivering an output power of 5 W in V/UHF band and 25 W in the L band. It is available in a rugged enclosure that measures 9.4 x 4.6 x 2.3 inches.