Insitu Selects Enerdyne to Provide DVA Technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
[Satellite Today 01-23-09] Enerdyne Technologies, a ViaSat company, will supply its EnerLinksII digital video over analog (DVA) data link technology to Insitu Inc. for use in its Integrator and next-generation ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Enerdyne announced Jan. 22.
The DVA system enables Insitu to convert to an encrypted digital video link without replacing any of the RF equipment in either the aircraft or the ground. The system’s digital performance increases UAV video link range by a factor of four while using only a quarter of the bandwidth of analog video links, Enerdyne said.
The DVA can also transmit 2 Mbps of IP data simultaneously with compressed full-motion video using the same FM video transmitter that was designed for a single analog video channel.
Initial systems to support both ScanEagle and Integrator systems are being shipped in 2009.