microLink

BVLOS C2 Data Link

microLink is an FCC (U.S.A.) and IC (Canada) approved, aviation-grade, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Command and Control (C2) datalink radio specifically designed for long-range mission-critical UAS operations. microLink is the only solution when integrity and performance are critical to your mission.

Starting at $500

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Aviation Grade Technology

microLink is the ONLY commercially available C2 radio developed with aviation heritage. uAvionix developed microLink to ASTM Standard F3002-14a, using RTCA DO-178 and DO-254 Design Assurance methodologies. Make no mistake, microLink is a critical avionics system for your UAS.

Configuration

microLink supports many versatile and robust integration options for nearly limitless possibilities and greater compatibility with your fleet.

The diagram below is a typical microLink configuration.

Plug and Play with PixHawk AutoPilot

mircoLink’s open architecture allows you to integrate nearly any serial connected autopilot to command your aircraft.

Fail-safe Operations

Inside every tiny microLink are not one, but two radios, each with their own external antenna. This diversity in architecture increases reliability, increases range, and protects against signal blockage from the airframe. The GPS timing-synchronized frequency hopping radios use the full range of spectrum from 902-928MHz. Frequency hopping protects against external interference by reducing the reliance on any one frequency.

Extend Your Range with skyStation

Antenna performance makes all the difference between short-range and true BVLOS operations. While two microLink radios can be used, optimum performance is achieved when the microLink Airborne Radio System (ARS) is paired with the optimized skyStation Ground Radio System (GRS).

skyStation multiplies your effective range to 12 miles line-of-sight with internal dual, optimized radios and antennas. Protected by a weatherproof IP67 weatherproof enclosure and utilizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology – skyStation can be permanently deployed infrastructure or mounted on deployed with your mobile Ground Control Station (GCS).

Mission Monitor

Never be caught by surprise by a lost link. microLink’s mission monitor application provides continuous connection status, signal integrity, and health of both ARS and GRS radios. With this critical capability, your Pilot in Command can make critical decisions prior to lost link.

Precision Timing

microLink and skyStation use GPS UTC timing for its precision frequency hopping algorithm. While skyStation includes an internal GPS, microLink can receive GPS timing from your autopilot, or a dedicated high-quality GPS such as the uAvionix microFYX or the ProfiCNC Here+ GPS.

Radio Specifications

SpecificationValue
Band902-928MHz ISM Band
ArchitectureDual Diversity Radios
Transmit Power1W (4W EIRP)
Bandwidth200kHz
Receiver Sensitivity
User Receiver-118dBm
Control Receiver-121dBm
Doppler Capture Range±16kHz

Airborne Radio

SpecificationValue
Input Power4-6V / 1.7W Peak
Size31x26x9mm
Weight16 grams
Operating Temp-45 to 70°C
User Interface
Data rate57600bps
ProtocolBinary, Transparent
Control Interface
Data rate57600bps
ProtocolUCP
Timing/Position
UTC1PPS Time Pulse
PositionUBX / NMEA 0183 115200bps
Environmental
DO-160GTemperature Cat B2

Ground Radio Specifications

SpecificationValue
Input PowerPOE / 13W Peak
Size122x82x55mm
Weight500 grams
Operating Temp-45 to 70°C
User Interface
ProtocolTCP or UDP
Control Interface
ProtocolTCP or UDP
Timing/Position
UTC and PositionInternal
Environmental
DO-160GTemperature Cat B2