Barrett PRC-2090 Tactical HF radio system
 
 
 
Barrett communications PRC 2090 Tactical HF radio system 640 001
 
Description
The PRC-2090 is a rugged fully featured tactical HF transceiver solution delivering provenfield deployable secure communications with un-paralleled reliability.

Designed for operation in the toughest of environments, the PRC-2090 complies with MILSTD810G for shock and vibration, is immersible to a depth of 1 m and can be operated inextremes of temperature from –40°C to +70°C.

New Software Defined Core

The new software defined core provides a much improved memory capacity and extends thelife cycle and upgradability of the PRC-2090. The software based architecture enables theuser to maintain their radio transceiver equipment with the latest transceiver softwarereleases taking advantage of the latest product enhancements and features as they becomeavailable.

Lightweight and Compact Design

Using the latest lightweight alloys the PRC-2090 weighs 3.9 kg (5.2 kg with 10 Ah, quick change, Lithium Ion battery cartridge). Its small physical size, one of the smallest on the market makes it comfortable towear and operate when deployed as a tactical Manpack.

Advanced calling features

The PRC-2090 transceiver is fully interoperable with a number ofadvanced digital selective calling systems commonly used by manypeacekeeping, non-government and tactical organisations. The PRC-2090 tactical transceiver provides for multi-standard four and six digitSelective Call features including, telephone interconnect, SMS text,GPS tracking, status calling, point to point and/or multipoint Secure Calland remote transceiver disable capabilities.
 
Variants:
 
PRC-2090 HF Tactical Manpack PackageP/N 2090-01-10
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The Barrett PRC-2090 HF Tactical Manpack Package is ideal for extended portable field operationsproviding the tactical user with effective, secure and comprehensive communications with remote sitedcommand locations. The HF Tactical Manpack Package includes all necessary antennas, smart batteryand backpack carrying system. The overall size of the system makes it one of the smallest VHFplatforms available making it particularly suited to vehicles where space islimited.
 
PRC-2091 HF Tactical Mobile PackageP/N 2091-00-10
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The Barrett PRC-2091 HF Tactical Mobile Package upgrades the PRC-2090 by providing a convenientrapid docking system and transmitter power amplification to 125 W PEP. With options for either 12 VDCor 24 VDC power supply and the flexibility of dismounted use of the PRC-2090 transceiver when not inthe vehicle (additional accessories may be required), the PRC-2091 HF Tactical Mobile Package can beinstalled in a wide range of vehicle types with antenna options to suit.
 
PRC-2092 HF Tactical Base PackageP/N 2092-00-10
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The Barrett PRC-2092 HF Tactical Base Package, like the PRC-2091 mobile package includes the rapiddocking system and power amplification to 125 W PEP as well as the flexibility of dismountedcommunications when the PRC-2090 is removed from the docking station (additional accessories maybe required). The HF tactical base package can be installed in a number of temporary base and fixedcommand configurations powered by a variety of AC and DC power sources. A range of antenna optionsare available to suit different installation configurations.
 
Technical Data
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 Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) (optional) 
The PRC-2090 is available with full MIL-STD-188-141B 2G ALE (JITC certified) and FED-STD 1045 ALE. When selected, the Barrett PRC-2090 offers full interoperability with all other military and commercialequipment complying with this standard plus enhanced telephoneinterconnectivity.

Tactical Field Data Terminal (FDT) option provides the PRC-2090 withthe very latest 3G ALE STANAG 4538 with advanced capabilities forvoice, messaging, GPS tracking and radio status for simple and reliablecommunication.
Detachable display
The display, complete with a fully featured advanced tactical handset remotes from the transceiver unit. This enables the operator to wear thedisplay unit on their front webbing and have full operational access to themanpack without dismounting the manpack transceiver unit itself.

For tactical base and mobile applications, the optional extended controlinterface allows the transceiver unit to be located at a convenientposition away from the operator. This is ideal for command postoperations or vehicle mounting where space is limited.
Enhanced DSP noise reduction
The new Digital Signal Processor (DSP) provides clear intelligible voicecommunications on analogue circuits through the digital removal ofbackground noise and interference.The standard DSP noise reduction system provides outstanding voicequality by reducing radio frequency interference (RFI), and the effects ofelectrical interference by enhancing audio signals to provide easierlistening.
Digital Voice
Barrett digital voice options provide the highest level of digital qualityclear speech between similarly equipped transceiver equipmentregardless of the prevailing HF conditions.
Secure Communications (option)
The PRC-2090 can be fitted with avariety of scrambling and digitalencryption options for voice and datasecurity.

Options include Barrett's unique SecureCall feature, an innovative narrow bandvoice scrambler providing secureSelcall initiated point to point or point tomultipoint communications on both openor pre-encrypted voice channels,regardless of the base level networkencryption employed enabling secure point to point or multipoint communication within a securenetwork.

Secure voice and data operation is further assured with a variety ofinternal and external encryption options for both voice and datacommunications, from 128 bit keyed FTT voice scramblers to DES 56 andexport controlled AES 256 digital encryption standards, all interoperablewith Barrett's patented frequency hopping providing instant access withno late entry synchronisation delay.

Additionally, the PRC-2090's front panel connectors provide an interfacefor external OEM voice crypto devices enabling operators to maintaininteroperability between multi-vendor sourced security solutions.
Advanced frequency hopping (option)
The unique, easy to use frequency hopping option (subject to exportcontrols) requires no central synchronisation station, has no entry or lateentry time delay and requires no handshaking. Hopping rates of 5 or 25hops per second, using a 10 digit hopping encryption key, and with a userselectable hopping bandwidth to suit a variety of antenna types. Thesystem provides excellent protection against electronic warfare (EW) attacks and can be operated for extended periods in theatre without synchronisation.
Integrated GPS interface
Barrett's GPS interface supports connection into any NMEA0183 external GPS receiver antenna for tracking applications. This interfaceprovides emergency call features and position information on alldeployed equivalently equipped HF assets.
Internal data modems - Clover 2500 or STANAG 5066 stack (optional)
The PRC-2090 can be fitted with either the field proven Clover 2500 orSTANAG 5066 internal data modems supporting high speed secure dataand email transmission, with effective data rates in excess of 14,400 bps.

Clover data modems are supplied with our advanced email and filetransfer solution, which has been designed for HF operation. With full ALEcontrol, voice call and typed text GUI proving short text messagingfunctions and on air live chat. Military standard data modem solutions areprovided with Barrett’s RC50 STANAG 5066 based communications suiteproviding for full ALE based automatic secure mail delivery. All datamodems are available as internal or external fit according to deploymentrequirements.
Intuitive operation
Barrett's well known intuitive operator interface ensures the PRC-2090 isvery simple to operate. Principal key functions are performed using alarge six key cluster on the advanced tactical handset. The operator isguided by a large 128 x 64 LCD graphics display with adjustablebacklighting ensuring the maintenance of night vision or high levels ofluminescence in poor visibility. Network station addresses and telephonenumbers are stored in easily accessible address and phone books and aslittle as two key strokes will initiate a call.
Automatic antenna tuner
Whips and un-tuned wire antennas are simply deployed using the inbuilt,fully automatic antenna tuner. For temporary fixed station operationsvarious lightweight broadband and tuneable tactical antennas areavailable.
Extended operation time
The low current consumption of the PRC-2090 transceiver enables it tooperate in excess of 20 hours on one battery cartridge (assumes 90/10RX/TX duty cycle). Spare quick change battery cartridges are small andlightweight and include an inbuilt charge management circuit allowingthe cartridges to be charged whilst fitted and in operation or separatelyfrom any available DC source, including solar, hand crank or windgenerator.
Rapid Docking System (RDS) vehicle and base docking solution - 125 W PEP
The Barrett PRC-2090 RDS's unique design enables the PRC-2090transceiver to be cassette loaded into the docking station for convenientbase and mobile operation. Preconfigured to accept a wide range of ACand DC voltages, antenna systems and ancillary equipment, thetransceiver automatically increases transmitter power to 125 W PEP andmakes the appropriate base or mobile antenna selection automatically.
 
Specifications
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Frequency range
1.6 MHz to 30 MHz Tx, 250 kHz to 30 MHzRx
(reduced sensitivity 250 kHz to 500 kHz)
Channel capacity
Up to 500 programmable channels

Operating modes
J3E (USB, LSB) - H3E (AM) - J2A (CW) - J2B (AFSK)
Frequency stability
±0.5 ppm (±0.3 ppm optional)
Sensitivity
120 dBm (0.224 µV) for 10 dB SINAD - J3EMode pre-amp on
Frequency hopping
5 or 25 hops per second

RF connections
Whip or long wire using internal automaticantenna tuner or 50 ohms connector
RF connections
Operating temperature -30°C to +70°C humidity 95% relative, non-condensing
RF output power
30 W PEP, 10 W PEP (125 W PEP) whenin vehicle or base docking station (voice dutycycle only)
Programming
RS-232
Weight
2090 transceiver with 10 Ah Lithium Ion battery cartridge 5.22 kg
Standards
Meets AS/NZS4770:2000, CE, MIL-STD 810G Immersion, shock, vibration, dust and spray
 

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