Mil-Aero L & S-Band Link

ViaLite‘s Mil-Aero L & S-Band fiber optic links have been designed to meet the increasing demand for data-intensive tasks for the Telemetry market. These links are needed to transport Military and Aeronautical L- and S-Band signals between Military test ranges and control rooms, over fiber.

The Mil-Aero Links ensure there is no signal loss or positive gain, thus allowing for increased link margin. – This can be a concern within the marketplace, especially with S-Band.

  • 1 link covers Mil-Aero: S-band (2200-2400 MHz) and L-Band (1435-1535 MHz)
  • Ultra-wide dynamic range
  • Increased link margin for a much larger range between near and far field operation
  • IRIG 106-17 for L- and S-Bands
  • 5-year warranty as standard


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Mil-Aero L & S-Band Link

The chassis cards are available with the ViaLiteHD blind mate option, which allows all cables to be connected at the rear of the chassis when installed. It also allows any configuration changes to be completed without disturbing the connections and very fast changeover of cards; enabling five nines reliability.

Options include:

  • 50Ω electrical connectors: SMA and MCX
  • Optical connectors: SC/APC, LC/APC, FC/APC and E2000/APC
  • Test ports on Tx and Rx modules
  • Built-in BiasT for LNB powering through RF connection
  • LNB/LNA control circuit with 13/18VDC & 22 kHz tone
  • Blind mate connectivity (SC/APC and SMA)
  • Serial digital channel to 20 kb/s on same optical path.

RF Performance Characteristics

 Mil-Aero L & S-Band (50Ω)
Frequency range700-2450MHz
Impedance, RF connector50Ω SMA, blind mate
Link gain (Tx /Rx)+9 (-11/+20)dB (nom)  a  h
Flatness (full band)±0.5dB (typ)  a h
Gain stability0.25 @ 24hrs dB (typ)
P1dBinput-1dBm (typ)  a k
IP3 input11dBm (typ)  a k
Noise figure20dB (typ) a k
SFDR110dB/Hz ⅔  (typ)  a
Maximum input power15dBm (min)

a nominal input power @ 0 dB optical loss
h default gain setting
k measured @ 1.2 GHz


Optical Performance Characteristics

 Mil-Aero L & S-Band
Laser typeDistributed feedback (DFB) laser
Optical wavelength1310nm ± 20nm (1550nm/CWDM options)
Optical power output4.5 dBm (nominal)


Temperature Characteristics

 Mil-Aero L & S-Band
Operating temperature-20degC to +50degC
Storage temperature-40degC to +70degC

L-Band HTS – 50 Ohm 0-10km  (version HRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 75 Ohm 0-10km  (version HRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 50 Ohm 50km  (version HRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 75 Ohm 50km  (version HRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 50 Ohm CWDM  (version HRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 75 Ohm CWDM  (versionHRx-L1_4)
L-Band HTS – 50 Ohm DWDM Medium Power (version HRx-Lx-DCxx-DS-1)
L-Band HTS – 50 Ohm DWDM High Power (version HRx-Lx-ECxx-DS-2)
Blue OEM datasheet  (version HRx-xx-xM-1)
Blue2 Link datasheet  (version HRx-xx-xP-1)
Yellow OEM datasheet  (version HRx-xx-xN-1)
ViaLiteHD RF Link Handbook  (version HRx-HB-7)

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