CANDL - Compact Airborne Networking Data Link

CANDL provides a single data link solution for communications requiring high reliability such as UAS payload data and C2. It enables air-to-air and air-to-ground Ad Hoc Networking as well as relaying for BLOS capability, thus enabling capabilities such as MUMT - Manned UnManned Teaming and LVC – Live Virtual Constructive training.

8 Mbps data rate with additional safety features for C2, dynamic Ad Hoc Networking communication, motion video and digital voice capability are all integrated in one Software Defined Radio based compact airworthy terminal.

Our CANDL covers NATO IV C-band as well as WRC 2012 defined civil UAS C2 frequency band in single housing enabling both military and civil UAS applications. Networking and range performance can be further extended with optional external HPA (High Power Amplifier) module.





CANDL Key Characteristics


Low probality of Intercept / Detection

• TDMA with dynamic reconfiguration
• Full IP comtibility
• Up to 24 network members
• Robust and flexible network management
• Internal or GPS based synchronization

• Frecfency Hopping (FH)
• Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
• Automatic diversity selection for two antennas

Adabtive Throuhgput


• Up to 8 Mbit/s (user configurable)
• Different Class of Service (CoS) levels

• AES-256 based encryption
• User authentication and user specific encryption keys


Software Defined Radio Architecture 

• > 150 km / 80 NM LOS
• > 250 km / NM LOS (external HPA)
• Relaying for BLOS and range extension
• Range measurement

• Software configurable waveform
• Flexible user specific tailoring 
• Easy capability upgrades

Qualified solution for UAS Applications

Frequency Band

• STANAG 4586 compatible
• DO-160 and MIL-STD-810 environmental qualification

• NATO IV C-band
• WRC-2012 civil UAS C2
• SW configurable frequency/channel allocation and hopping pattern





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