Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair

ViaLite’s new Mil-Aero link pair is a P, L, S and C-Band combined application with standard and high gain options, covering 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The Mil-Aero RF over fiber link pair is optimized for use in Mil-Aero applications such as Boresight and Air Force Base communications and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

  • 10 MHz to 6 GHz link pair
  • High gain and high output options
  • Multiple packaging configurations
  • IP55 rated
  • High SFDR
  • Low noise figure
  • Connectivity for M&C
  • Antenna fault detection (AFD)
  • Supports > 10 km to 50 km distances
  • -20 to + 60 °C operating temp.
  • 5-year warranty


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Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair

The link pair electrical performance is optimized for excellent balance between a low noise figure (NF), high P1dB CP and an industry leading Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR). With each link pair comprising transmitter and receiver, it is possible to further adjust the gain parameters from the factory default settings to optimize the link performance. When harsh environmental conditions are a design consideration, an IP5x module can be used, or the Blue OEM modules can be installed within a variety of ViaLite outdoor enclosures, such as the 2 port ODE-MINI or the 4 port ODE-A4.

ViaLite’s Mil-Aero link pair comes in various hardware formats, such as stand-alone OEM modules (Blue and Black) and chassis rack cards. Chassis rack cards are managed and configured via a site controller which utilizes SNMP and web interface, whereas stand-alone modules are field configurable via USB serial cable.



  • Defense and Military Aerospace
  • Telemetry, boresights, missile tracking and testing
  • Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) simulation
  • Tethered systems and UAVs for remote sensing and monitoring
  • Air Force Base communications
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Cellular and Network Timing
  • Critical Comms and Disaster Recovery. – It may, in example, be used by coast guards for disaster recovery.
Parameters *
Standard Gain Link
High Gain Link
High Output Link
Frequency (typ.)
20 MHz to 6000 MHz (1 dB Point)
10 MHz to 7000 MHz (4 dB Point)
20 MHz to 6000 MHz (1dB Point)
10 MHz to 7000 MHz (4dB point)
Input P1dB (typ. @ 1500 MHz)
0 dBm
-15 dBm
0 dBm
IP3 (typ. @ 1500 MHz)
10 dBm
-5 dBm
10 dBm
Band Flatness (typ. 20 MHz to 6000 MHz)
+/-1 dB
+/-1 dB
Gain Adjustment from Nominal
+5 dB to -9.5 dB
0.5 dB attenuation steps
+5 dB to -9.5 dB
0.5 dB attenuation steps
Nominal Link Gain (typ.)
+5 dB Gain
Tx -10dB, Rx +15dB
P/N Tx = 04, P/N Rx = 05
+20 dB Gain
Tx +5dB, Rx +15dB
P/N Tx = 01, Rx = 05
+10 dB Gain
Tx -10dB, Rx +20dB
P/N Tx = 04, Rx = 03
50 ohm
50 ohm
Noise Figure (typ. @ 1500 MHz)
20 dB
10 dB
20 dB
Isolation (typ.)
>60 dB
>60 dB
VSWR (typ.)
Gain Stability over Temperature (typ.)
+/-3 dB
+/-3 dB
SFDR (typ.)
109 dB/Hz(2/3) @ 1500 MHz
104 dB/Hz(2/3) @ 5000 MHz
109 dB/Hz(2/3) @ 1500 MHz
104 dB/Hz(2/3) @ 5000 MHz
Additional control features
Software controllable parameters via USB-C (Black & Blue OEM)
Software controllable parameters via SNMP (Rack card)
Antenna Fault Detection (AFD), senses LNA current feed
Maximum RF input power without damage
+20 dBm (min)
Operating temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (OEM Modules)
0-95% non-condensing
Power consumption
Transmitter: 1.8 W typical
Receiver: 1.2 W typical
DC Input voltage
OEM Modules Only
8-15 V, 12 V nominal (18 V damage)
Power supply compatibility
Blue OEM p/n 73502 +12 VDC PSU
Black OEM p/n 73955 OEM power connector, 2 m cable, bare wire end
Black OEM p/n 70094 IP55 rated enclosure with +12 VDC PSU, requires AC main connection
RF module Types
Rack Chassis Card: 1xTX, 1xRX, 2xTX, 2xRX, 1xTRX
Blue OEM Module: 1xTX, 1xRX
Black OEM Module: IP55 Rated 1xTX or 1xRX

*measurements at 5 GHz except where noted

Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair Datasheet (version HRx-Yx-DS-3)
Mil-Aero 6 GHz Link Pair User Manual (version HRX-Y-HB-1)

Blue OEM Datasheet  (version HRx-xx-xM-DS-3)
General ViaLiteHD RF Link Handbook  (version HRx-HB-9)

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