Tove RF Data Link is a lightweight Software Defined Radio (SDR) designed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) for use in airborne, ground and maritime applications, where Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) is at a premium. Providing full backward compatibility with ECS Evenlode Ground Data Terminals (GDT).
Tove is a lightweight SDR based RF data transmitter that provides superior connectivity for use in airborne, ground and maritime applications. With SD/HD/3G-SDI, CVBS, USB and Ethernet inputs, Tove is compatible with the new and legacy sensor systems.
The onboard low latency H.265, H.264 1080p video encoder provides superior compression, allowing for reduction in channel bandwidth, increased spectral efficiency and best in class range. GPS and bi-directional telemetry data is combined with the Tove transport stream to provide positional data and sensor control to the fixed or mobile receive stations.
Adopting ECS’s extremely robust and configurable DVB-T COFDM protocol, Tove includes an integrated 2 Watt amplifier to transmit data to compatible receive systems, such as ECS Evenlode Data Link Ground Data Terminals (GDT), ECS handheld receiving devices or compliant DVB-T receivers. An optional 10 Watt amplifier is available for extreme ranges.
Tove is provided with an omnidirectional antenna for point-to-multipoint data exchange. Ground equipment can be offered with a range of omnidirectional and position-steered antenna systems. Ground Receiver Equipment (GRE) may be deployed across a wide area and networked to provide extended coverage.
Tove transmitter module with transmitter only license
1 x downlink antenna
1 x uplink antenna Connector set
5 and 10 watt amplifier
Ground Data Terminal
Uplink Telemetry Control Terminal
Key Fill Device
ECS Fixed site Receivers
ECS Mobile Receivers
ECS Handheld Receiver
Purchase of this equipment is subject to export license approval
120 mm x 80 mm x 30 mm
11-15 Vdc and 22-30 Vdc, voltage range protection
900 MHz to 6.0 GHz (Software Defined)
Link Mode Selection
FEC – 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6
1/4, 1/8, 1/16
Channel Bandwidth 1.7,2,3,4,5,6,7,8MHz
Link Data Rate
Up to 21 Mbps
Bi-directional (FSK or Spread Spectrum)
SD-SDI HD-SDI 3G-SDI
PAL NTSC up to 1080p60 (SMPTE 259M, 344M, 292M, 424M)
DVB-ASI EN 50089-9 188 Byte Transport Stream
2 x SMA COFDM RF
1 x HD-BNC
1 x SMA GPS antenna interface
3 x Multi pin connectors
100/10BASE-T Ethernet, RS232/485 USB
AES 256 (subject to export license approval)
Substitution Cipher Encryption
-20°C to +55°C, 0-90% relative humidity non-condensing
Certification Designed to RTCA
Designed to MIL-STD-704
Environment: Designed to IP64
ECS is able to provide in-country commissioning and training Platform Integration documentation
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