SkyLink® DP

Deployable, Airborne Omnidirectional Antenna

This popular system extends a mast below the aircraft skids allowing an omni-directional antenna to operate without interfering or being blocked by various payloads: external camera gimbals, floats, steps, skids and other aircraft mounted equipment.

The SkyLink® DP utilizes a pilot panel onboard the aircraft to deploy and retract the antenna safely. Additionally, an easily broken, frangible link design protects the aircraft if it accidently lands while the antennas are deployed.

Optional Dual-Polarized Omnidirectional Antennas
Designed to operate in two frequencies simultaneously and supports bidirectional Multiple Input, Multiple Output MIMO.

Troll’s horizontal and vertical dual polarizations in a single lightweight aircraft rated package is available in S and C bands. By providing orthogonal RF paths the dual-stream capability Troll antennas maximize MIMO radio performance. Dual-stream systems can provide higher bitrate or redundancy to optimize range or throughput. Suitable for many other aircraft or radio waveforms.

Troll dual-polarized omnidirectional antennas support 1×2, 2×2 and 4×4 channel MIMO systems. They work with 802.11, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and support a wide variety of terrestrial and airborne installations.

  • High-definition airborne antenna system
  • Azimuth and elevation steering
  • Embedded INS
  • High gain, low multipath pattern
  • Multiple transmit and receive options
  • Multi-band options
  • Ultra-wide-band antenna options
  • Mast designed with frangible safety link

Airbus light utility helicopter UH-72 Lakota lowered from a hoist to test its frangible aircraft safety system for deployable data links.

Deployable omnidirectional antenna system and STC type certified Troll mount for Airbus UH-72 Lakota