BLOS Pod

PGL Payloads on UAVs

Capabilities

Pod based capability that allows for remote operation of Ethernet payloads removing the requirement for dedicated, line-of-sight (LOS) tactical data link. Ethernet data is routed over the aircraft's serial SATCOM data link using an Asymmetric Ethernet Device (AED). The AED is placed on each end of the aircraft's SATCOM data link (onboard POD, GCS) and is used to convert Ethernet data to serial for transit across the link.

Limitations and Planning Factors

- AWR completed for USSOCOM MQ-1/9 aircraft, Warrior Blk-0 - Pod weight: ~123 lbs (with G-Box/WJ payloads) - Bandwidth requirements: Typical configuration, 4800 bps uplink, 256 kbps downlink - Current Payloads: Garuda (G-Box), Windjammer-U - Payload Vendor(s): Protected, SR Technologies

Integrator

Northrop Grumman IS ICW General Atomics
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Protocols

GSM 900/1800, Thuraya/Inmarsat

Approval

Ground Force Commander IAW host nation GCC approvals

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