The Barrett PRC-2084+ VHF Base Package, provides a convenient docking station with power amplification to 50 W, as well as the flexibility of dismounted communications when removed from the docking station (additional accessories are required to use the PRC-2080+ as a Hand Portable).
The VHF Base Package can be installed in a number of temporary base and fixed command configurations and operated from a variety of AC and DC power sources.
The standard package comprises:-
PRC-2080+ VHF transceiver
Vehicle docking station
50 W VHF amplifier
Advanced tactical handset
AC power supply module
Rugged external amplified speaker
Tactical Installation Kit
The PRC-2080+ Tactical VHF radio system has multiple levels of encryption and frequency hopping security available. Analogue voice and digital unencrypted data are fitted as standard.
The following levels of encryption are available:-
– Analogue Voice – Fixed Frequency (AFF)
– Digital Unencrypted Data – Fixed Frequency
– Digital Encrypted Voice – Fixed Frequency (DEFF)
– Digital Encrypted Voice – Frequency Hopping (DEFH)**
– Digital Encrypted Voice – Free Channel Search (DEFCS)
– Digital Encrypted Data – Fixed Frequency
– Digital Encrypted Data – Frequency Hopping**
** Requires an Australian Department of Defence Export licence.
For basic operation of the PRC-2080+, only the front panel controls are required. Field programming, advanced menu options, selective calling and group calling features are accessible via the PRC-2080’s supplied advanced handset.
The PRC-2080+ is an ideal replacement to the PRC-77 and its variants, which are now obsolete and susceptible to interception and jamming.
Users will appreciate the PRC-2080+ transceiver’s solid construction, simplicity and accessibility. Maintenance is quick and simple with only three internal modules which can be exchanged without any special tools. All inter-module connectors are gold plated and there are no wiring looms or complex back plane assemblies.
In designing the PRC-2080+, emphasis has been placed on ensuring low cost of ownership over a long service life. The transceivers software defined architecture ensures compatibility with legacy, current and future communication systems.
The PRC-2080+’s main circuitry is contained in three modules – the radio frequency (RF), digital signal processor (DSP) and power amplifier (PA) modules. A very high level of integration is used to minimise component count and to increase reliability.
The embedded software is controlled by the DSP module, which uses a low current, high speed DSP core engine. Speech coding and all frequency hopping and encryption functions are processed by the DSP under the control of a hostmicroprocessor. The RF module contains a high dynamic range front end with DDS (Direct Digital Synthesiser) system which achieves fast frequency switching times whilst maintaining low current consumption.
The PRC-2080+’s RF design takes into account the hostile electromagnetic environment and achieves excellent ECM resistance and co-siting performance. The PRC-2080+’s RF, DSP and software design make it one of the most cost effective, secure, high performance VHF transceiver’s available in the tactical military market today.