The Cordis Array II series is the next generation technology solution for point-to-multipoint tactical data links. The system forms a wireless IP connectivity between multiple points with an unmatched range and bandwidth.
Compared to conventional point-to-point systems, the Cordis Array II has an electronically steerable beam that constantly optimizes the direction of transmission and reception. The electronic steering involves no moving parts, and enables the beam to be steered instantly in the direction to communicate with a moving object. The capability to establish a long-range tactical data link with a point-to-multipoint capability – and with broadband capability.
The Cordis Array II unit is an integrated radio and antenna panel that provides IP network connectivity between the radio stations. The connection to the antenna is an Ethernet cable – the same type of interface used in all computers and networks. The IP based system makes it inter-operable with all other IP based systems, and makes integration of systems through Cordis Array II data links easy and efficient.
Conventional motorized tracking antenna technology is only for point-to-point links where one ground station antenna provides a data link to a UAV. For each UAV there is one ground station antenna.
The Cordis Array II technology with electronically steerable antennas is able to change the direction of the antenna instantly. This unique feature enables a single ground antenna to operate several UAV’s simultaneously. This point-to-multipoint functionality provides connectivity to all units in the network even if all units are moving.
Challenging applications that require link also in non-line-of sight conditions will benefit from the high output power and sensitive reception system provided by the narrow beams in the Cordis Array II technology.
The Cordis Array II technology can endure a very high propagation path and will be able to operate beyond the direct line-of-sight with a performances exceeding conventional tactical radio systems.