C-130 Tactical Removable Airborne Satellite Communications (TRASC)

The R4 Integration and SelectTech developed C-130/L-100 TRASC System is an end-to-end, customizable SATCOM upgrade. TRASC provides a multi-functional capability compatible with a variety of Ku, Ka, and/or X-band solutions for transmitting voice and data for C-130 applications. Developed in partnership by industry experts SelectTech and R4 Integration, Inc., this turn-key solution provides Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) capability WITHOUT aircraft modification. The solution supports front-hatch or shoulder-panel antenna mounting options.

** PERMANENT installation without aircraft modifications using shoulder-panel mounting option. **

Enjoy a permanent installation with no radomes to remove for servicing, zero downtime due to easy antenna swaps and sparing, and field maintainability.

TRASC is fully FAA-compliant and has been built to work on all C-130/L-100 variants. This complete solution provides enhanced wide-band SATCOM capability using cutting-edge technology integrated in a single package providing satellite connectivity, aircraft power and networking for the most demanding C-130 missions. With the right antenna, a center-hatch location can be accommodated.
The TRASC System includes:

  • Composite Transit Case
  • iDirect Government 9800 AR Airborne Satellite Router (or customer preferred)
  • Inmarsat G-MODMAN (for dual-modem Ka-band solution)
  • Cisco ISR Network Router -OR- rugged PacStar Small Router Modules
  • Aircraft-compliant DUAL Power Supply:
        115VAC/47-800Hz & 28VDC inputs
        28VDC & 115VAC 50/60Hz outputs
  • 18" Parabolic Antenna: Ku-band; Ku/Ka-band; X/Ka-band combined  (mil-Ka compatible)
  • GETSAT Antenna: Ka-band  (Inmarsat GX Type Certified and mil-Ka compatible)
  • Front-Hatch or Shoulder-Panel Mounted Antenna
  • Aircraft and Antenna Cabling

New Option: Integrate TRASC with SelectTech's RUGGED ANALYZER for complete visibility and analysis of the 950-2150MHz spectrum.

  • Monitor carrier signal in real-time during acquisition
  • Observe signals across L-band to determine interference
  • Ensure antenna pointing accuracy when antenna located under a radome