DRS Neptune, Sentry UAVs use Enerdyne sensor digital data link

Engineers at DRS Technologies in Parsippany, N.J., required a system for transmitting sensor data-including video, audio, telemetry, and Internet Protocol (IP) information-from the company’s Neptune and Sentry HP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).

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Engineers at DRS Technologies in Parsippany, N.J., required a system for transmitting sensor data-including video, audio, telemetry, and Internet Protocol (IP) information-from the company’s Neptune and Sentry HP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). They opted to invest in the EnerLinksII video and ISR sensor digital data link system from Enerdyne Technologies Inc. of El Cajon, Calif.

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The EnerLinksII data link system is designed to address the ever-growing volumes of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) information gleaned from manned and unmanned tactical mobile vehicles and aircraft. It includes an airborne modem receiver (AMR) and ground modem receiver (GMR).

The AMR integrates video compression, sensor multiplexing, modem, and RF transmission onboard the UAV. The GMR performs signal processing and decompression on the ground, as well as outputs all the video, audio, metadata, sensor data, and IP sent from the UAV.

More information about Enerdyne Technologies and DRS Technologies is available online at www.enerdyne.com and www.drs.com.

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