The RT-400 is a portable direction finder, which is designed for search and rescue operations (SAR), law enforcement and localizing of radio interference sources. Due to its wideband, the system allows homing to any radio transmitter with a frequency between 118 and 470 MHz inclusively all emergency frequencies such as 121.5, 243 and 406 MHz (Cospas-Sarsat). The DF system uses a tablet with a compass and GPS.
The “DF-Scout” software allows displaying and saving bearing lines on the moving map as well as localizing beacons by triangulation. In case of Cospas-Sarsat decoding, the beacon position, true bearing and the distance to target are also indicated directly on the map. Homing Cospas-Sarsat beacons becomes easier when the SAR Scan algorithm is running, which detects the correct Cospas-Sarsat frequency and scans for 121.5 MHz between C/S pulses. The antenna is mountable on vehicles and can be carried by persons. This allows searching from the vehicle until the terrain becomes impassable and proceeding by foot with the same antenna. Due to the light weight, comfortable frame and the wireless antenna / tablet communication, the handling becomes very easy. The stable and water protected system can be used at rough outdoor conditions.

Special Features

• Portable DF System for search and rescue operations (SAR), law enforcement activities and localizing of radio interference sources
• Wideband homing on frequencies between 118 and 470 MHz
• All relevant emergency frequencies such as 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz and Cospas-Sarsat (406 MHz) included
• Bearing display on moving map and beacon localization by triangulation available
• Decoding of Cospas-Sarsat messages and displaying beacon’s positions on the map
• Intelligent SAR Scan algorithm with up to 4 frequencies monitored between COSPAS-SARSAT pulses
• Displaying the own track and defining GPS waypoints
• Mountable on vehicles and persons for using a vehicle first and wearing the DF-system as backpack in heavy Terrains
• Water protected system for using in rough outdoor environment conditions
• Easy handling due to the light weight, comfortable frame and wireless antenna / tablet communication

Technical Data

DF-Methode

Doppler

Bearing Accuracy

≤ 5° (RMS)

Frequency Range

VHF Air Band 118.000 - 124.000 MHz

Marine Band 154.000 - 163.000 MHz

UHF Air Band 240.000 - 246.000 MHz

COSPAS-SARSAT 400.000 - 406.092 MHz all 19 COSPAS-SARSAT Channels

UHF FM-Band 406.100 - 410.000 MHz

Channel pattern

VHF Air Band 8.33 kHz
Marine Band 5 kHz
UHF Air Band 25 kHz
COSPAS-SARSAT 8.33 kHz
UHF FM-Band 5 kHz

Bearing sensitivity COSPAS-SARSAT

≤ 6 µV/m / 4 µV/m typical at ±5° bearing fluctuation

Bearing sensitivity UHF Airband

≤ 6 µV/m / 4 µV/m typical at ±5° bearing fluctuation

Bearing sensitivity UHF FM-Band

≤ 6 µV/m / 4 µV/m typical at ±5° bearing fluctuation

Bearing sensitivity VHF Airband

≤ 4 µV/m / 2,5 µV/m typical at ±5° bearing fluctuation

Bearing sensitivity VHF Marineband

≤ 3 µV/m / 2 µV/m typical at ±5° bearing fluctuation

Time of response

≤ 50 ms typ. (bei entsprechender Feldstärke)

Operating voltage

12 V to 30 V DC

Recommended Batterie type

Accumulator Batteries: 12 x 1.2 V NiNH, 4500 mAh
Alcaline Batteries: 12 x 1.5 V Type C

Operational Time

> 8 h

Data-Interface

Tablet - Antenna Unit / WiFi

Weight

Carrying Frame: 5.5 kg
Antenna unit: 2.3 kg
Battery Pack: 1.8 kg
RT-400 complet with Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: 9.34 kg

Operating temperature

Complete System: -20°C to +60°C
AU: -40°C to +60°C

Storage temperature

Complete System: -30°C to +80°C
AU: -55°C to +80°C

Ingress protection

Tablet: IP 65 (with Galaxy Tab)
Battery Pack: IP 67
AU: IP 67

Accessories

Galaxy Tab S3 (Samsung)+ SURVIVOR ALL-TERRAIN

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Model number: SM-T825
Screen size: 9.7''
Screen resolution: 1536x2048 pixel
OS: Android 7.0
SURVIVOR ALL-TERRAIN (MIL-STD 810G)

ALGIZ RT7 (Handheld)

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Model number: Cortex A53, 1.2 GHz
Screen size: 7''
Screen resolution: 1024x600 pixel
OS: Android 6.0

LR7 (Roda)

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Model number: Intel Bay Trail-I E3827, 1.75 GHz
Screen size: 10.1''
Screen resolution: 1920x1200 pixel
OS: Android 5.1

Car mounting Kit

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The Car mounting kit allows to attach the RT-400 to nearly any common roof rack. The range for rescue missions expands tremendously by this feature.

Optional Frequency extensions

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F1 VHF-Airband: 118,000 – 136,992 MHz
F2 VHF-Marineband: 137,000 – 224,995 MHz
F3 UHF-Airband: 225,000 – 399,975 MHz
F4 UHF-FM Band: 406,100 – 470,000 MHz

The Optional Frequency extensions can be ordered seperatly to extend the frequency range of each system individually.

Applications

Search and Rescue (SAR)

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References

DGAC - Aviation Civile

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