Dual DVB-T Modulator / Demodulator, Supercomputer, Data Link and Mission Payload Controller in 1/2 ATR (Air Transport Rack)

The next step in FUTURE PROOF mission systems, LinkBox II features dual-transceivers, multi-channel SDI video I/O to 4K and a 64Bit supercomputer designed to accelerate video encoding, decoding, and image control. 

LinkBox Dual-Band Video Transceiver

Troll’s Network LinkBox II provides unsurpassed air-to-ground connectivity for ISR aircraft and tactical vehicles. A multi-band data link and payload controller, LinkBox II integrates a vast array of modems, sensors, software defined video processing, power distribution and data management. IP based, LinkBox II is a high-performance airborne data terminal that provides single or dual-channel transceivers that can accommodate an array of tactical or commercial waveforms. Its onboard supercomputer is used to accelerate encoding, decoding and encryption while providing the ability to identify and track objects on maps or sensor images.

Standard configurations include bidirectional DVB-T transmitter and receiver pairs with two DVB-T modulators and two DVB-T demodulators. These operate in multiple bands from 1.2GHz to 7GHz. Users can control multiple channels of data from modulators or demodulators or provide redundancy or increased bandwidth depending on mission requirements. Transmission bandwidths range from 2 MHz to 16 MHz and can support data rates of up to 40Mbps. 

Supercomputer Module

Network LinkBox II incorporates a 64-bit supercomputer that provides accelerated video encoding, decoding and image control. The ability to process complex calculations quickly enables Troll’s software defined video stabilization to occur before camera footage gets encoded. This unique image processing sequence removes camera shake to enhance encoding efficiency and performance. This capability vastly improves video quality and its exploitation value.

High Quality SDI Vidio I/O to 4k

LinkBox II features multiple high quality 4k, SDI inputs and outputs with HDMI monitoring standard. Internal H.265, H.264 encoders are capable of routing one or more of these high-quality transport streams to a ground station while simultaneously recording to a built-in DVR. This allows mission exploitation to occur in real-time or play back from the aircraft with time delay. Particularly useful if reception becomes limited and bandwidth constrained, the DVR time delay ensures that air-to-ground video quality is maintained regardless of data link conditions onboard the aircraft.

LinkBox supports a variety of mapping protocols. Used in conjunction with software defined video processing; object detection, object tracking and map annotation, LinkBox II provides exceptional image intelligence you can take to the edge of the operation.

LinkBox II distills the entire data link into a 1/2 ATR (air transport rack)

  • Single or dual-channel transceiver
  • Dual-channel encoding and decoding
  • Control multiple transport streams
  • Dual-carrier LTE and dual-band Wi-Fi
  • 128/256 Encryption with Bcrypt
  • Antenna monitoring switching and control
  • Power monitoring and distribution
  • Video and audio control and monitoring
  • High-quality SDI video I/O resolutions to 4k
  • Multi-port Ethernet switching and routing
  • PC application for local or remote control of full system
  • Interfaces for Aero, Churchill and CarteNav Mapping
  • Identify and track objects on maps and sensor images
  • Up to 2TB DVR with time delay video playback
  • Image stabilization prior to video encoding for improved image quality
How to future proof mission aircraft - bidirectional radio transceiver, data link and payload controller with embedded Nvida supercomputer