Pentek wins Telemus ELINT contract for UAV applications

November 10, 2020 //By Ally Winning
Pentek has announced that Telemus, Inc. will use a Pentek Talon RTX 2589 rugged IF recorder for operational use onboard UAVs as part of its ALR-510 ELINT/ESM system.
Pentek has announced that Telemus, Inc. will use a Pentek Talon RTX 2589 rugged IF recorder for operational use onboard UAVs as part of its ALR-510 ELINT/ESM system.

The Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) system uses the Pentek Talon RTX series IF Recorder for digitizing and capturing wideband IF analog signals and retrieving them for analysis.

“Telemus chose this recorder not only for its wide instantaneous bandwidth and environmental performance, but also for its rugged, compact design," said James Rose, director and general manager, Telemus. He added, “The Pentek IF Recorder was added to the system to meet the end user's requirement for continuous data capture.”

Pentek’s RTX 2589 is the latest IF recorder that meets the operational needs of Telemus ELINT UAV systems. Talon RTX Small Form Factor (SFF) recorders have been designed to offer the performance of large rackmount recorders in a small footprint. Optimized for SWaP, Talon RTX SFF recorders come in a 1/2 ATR chassis, that measures only 7.7" H x 4.9" W x 14.2" D and weighs just 18 pounds.

The ALR-510 ELINT/ESM system has already been deployed on operational missions to detect, identify and geolocate radar systems for a NATO member. The system can support both ELINT and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) applications for radar surveillance in the country’s border regions. The system uses the power of Linear Phase Interferometer Direction Finding (DF) technology and an ESM system based on an Instantaneous Frequency Measurement (IFM) receiver and omnidirectional antenna.

Telemus also used Pentek's SystemFlow API high-level software function calls for the control and monitoring of all operational functions of the IF recorder. Integrating these API commands within its ELINT system software allowed Telemus to provide a unified user interface that seamlessly coordinates for both ELINT and IF Recorder operations.

Talon Family
Pentek offers several Talon product series, each addressing specific application needs:
• RTV Value Series: Low-cost rackmount systems for laboratory environments
• RTS Commercial Series: Rackmount systems for laboratory environments
• RTR Portable Series: Rugged portable systems for field use
• RTR Rackmount Series: Rugged rackmount systems for deployed applications
• RTX Extreme


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