The 5W Command Encoder/Exciter was specifically designed for use with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), missile systems, and aerial target drones, and it is currently in operation supporting various mission requirements worldwide. Designed to be IRIG 313 and 319 compliant, it is a rack mount unit used for flight termination and command. The unit accepts AC power, and it generates a modulated RF output FM signal suitable for interrogation of Flight Termination Receivers (FTR) and a variety of command receiver/decoders.
The basic unit features three tone switches on the front panel that are factory set to the required IRIG tone frequencies. The unit also features thumbwheel switches for setting the carrier frequency from 406 MHz to 450 MHz in 100 kHz steps as well as a carrier ON/OFF switch.
Internally generated command tones modulate the synthesized RF carrier to produce a 5 Watt (minimum) RF output. Upon power up, the unit will immediately transmit the FM carrier frequency and the three tone switches can be turned ON/OFF independently to allow the operator to output any command tone sequence desired. There are many different variations of the unit available. Individual tone selection, FTS command tone sequences, switch configuration, RF output power, and many other options are available for meeting mission requirements.