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BROADBAND
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
MAJOR BENEFITS
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
SYSTEM
Support new services and
revenue opportunities
Reliable unlicensed broadband
reach in wilderness, rural and
urban areas
Reduce or eliminate VSAT and
microwave reliance
Reduce in-field
telecommunications CAPEX and
OPEX
Strengthen enterprise OPSEC
and in-field security
Export/Government only
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COMPLETE BROADBAND MULTIPOINT
NETWORKING BACKHAUL AND MESH
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION PROVIDING
SUPERIOR RANGE AND COVERAGE FOR
WILDERNESS, RURAL, AND URBAN
OPERATIONS
Single-Link 2W Half-Duplex
Multipoint Configuration
MAJOR CAPABILITIES
VHF/UHF spectrum enables you
to reach further and deeper into
rugged terrain
Scalable and expandable to meet
the growing needs of the
network and infrastructure
requirements; extends reach of
all Internet-based services
Integrated support for point-topoint, multipoint, and mesh
architectures
Robust suite of physical security
and data encryption services
Network and equipment
redundancy and fault tolerance
configurations
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VHF/UHF NETWORKING
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
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RAPTOR
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SYSTEM
SYSTEM OVERVIEW
THE RAPTOR IS A RUGGED INDUSTRIAL-GRADE WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM
DESIGNED TO MEET THE RIGORS AND FIELD CONNECTIVITY REQUIREMENTS TO
SUPPORT CRITICAL BROADBAND BACKHAUL AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONNECTIVITY.
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THE RAPTOR FEATURES A MODULAR HARDWARE AND FIRMWARE SYSTEM CONCEPT
TO KEEP PACE WITH EVER INCREASING TRANSPORT AND SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.
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RAPTOR
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STANDARD CONFIGURATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
STANDARD AND OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
APPLICATIONS
BROAD SPECTRUM OPERATING SUPPORT
Dual Hi-Band VHF and UHF operation:
174-216, 470-602, 620-698 MHz
Optional bands:
Military: 225–400 MHz
Power output:
Standard: 2 Watts (33 dBm)
Link performance algorithm maintains end-to-end
signal integrity control
Spectrum Management System automatically
avoids interference to sustain connectivity
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT
LTE/4G/GSM Range Extension
Remote WiFi/WiMax Off-load
Superior in-structure penetration and coverage
Ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Border and customs networks to support VoIP,
video and data requirements
Oil and gas refineries and distribution
Water and waste water infrastructure
NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Configurable architectures: point-to-point, point-tomultipoint, and ad hoc mesh topologies
Compatible with all IP-based routers, hosts, and clients
Multiple RF channel bonding capability increases
system reliability, payload capacity, and interference
resistance
Electric power transmission and distribution grid
Chemical and pharmaceutical processing facilities
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Public and Safety backhaul
Highway infrastructure networks
Rail monitoring and control systems
ANTENNA
Single and dual antenna options support
frequency and space diversity operations
Harbor and waterways network
OPTIONS
Mobile and explosion resistant packaging
SECURITY
Robust support of physical, firmware, and software
tools secure and defend against communications
denial, field intrusions, and data theft.
Interfaces for legacy (non-IP) devices
DC input support from 12 to –48 VDC
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RAPTOR
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RAPTOR
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NETWORK DESIGN
WIRELESS NETWORK TECHNOLOGY OFFERS THE NETWORK DESIGNER, OPERATOR AND
SERVICE PROVIDER MAJOR PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL LTE/4G, MICROWAVE,
AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS.
Network Advantage
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Raptor ‘s embedded physical and network level
multi-point and Peer-to-Peer ad hoc unified mesh
routing engine supports all network
architectures—point-to-point, multi-point, mesh,
star and tree network configurations. These
configurations support nearly any real-world
connectivity challenge.
Network Management Advantage
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SafariView, RAPTOR ‘s embedded Operations,
Administration and Maintenance (OAM) tool
provides total secure administration and control of
each RAPTOR node and the network.
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Cyber Advantage
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RAPTOR ’s suite of security-focused hardware,
firmware, and software assists in defending your
critical operations and information from internal
and external wireless and network threats.
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BAND/
TECHNOLOGY
NOMINAL RANGE (km)
RURAL
IN-CITY
174–216
High-Band VHF
10
35
470–698
UHF
7
25
903–928
UHF
802.11g/n WiFi
4
10
2400
2.5
7
5800
802.11a WiFi
1
4
Table 1 Analysis Parameters
Tx and Rx antenna height: 20 meters; Rx sensitivity: -85 dBm at 6 MHz bandwidth
VHF/UHF power out: 10 Watts (40 dBm); Single link payload rate: 5 Mbps
0.9, 2.4, 5.8 GHz systems 1 Watt output.
Application Versatility Advantage
RAPTOR ’s network scalability and versatility
enables system planners to meet specific range,
coverage, security, and mission requirements at
minimum life cycle cost and system interruption.
Capital Advantage
RAPTOR is the economic solution of choice. Its
broad operating spectrum capability and longer
reach mean quicker deployment with less
equipment and required infrastructure. Raptor
offers a real alternative to VSAT and microwave in
challenging environments.
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Spectrum Agility and Frequency Diversity to increase
throughput, and avoid or by-pass on-air interference
FREQUENCY
MHz
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Superior RF reach and coverage within structures,
canopied, and vegetative spaces
RANGE AND COVERAGE ADVANTAGE
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Up to 5 times the range and coverage of WiMax and
WiFi in urban and rural settings (see Table 1)
TABLE 1. RAPTOR
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Raptor ‘s Spectrum Advantage
BROADBAND
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
SYSTEM
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
RAPTOR TOPOLOGY EXAMPLES
Flexibility and scalability are essential elements in successfully meeting today’s backhaul infrastructure requirements. The figures below illustrate Raptor ‘s
ability to meet virtually any topology challenge.
Dual Point-to-Point Links - Dual Channels
Point-to-Point Link - Single Channel
Site 1
Raptor Network
Radio Shelf Model
Raptor Network
Radio Shelf Model
Site 2
Figure 1. Point-to-point link using a single VHF or UHF channel.
Point-to-Multipoint Links - Single Channel
Site 1
Raptor Link
Expansion Shelf
Figure 2. Aggregating multiple channels increases throughput by doubling RF
bandwidth and enhancing system reliability through spare diversity (antenna
separation) and frequency diversity via a secondary VHF/UHF link.
Point-to-Multipoint Links - Dual Channel
Site 1
Site 1
Base Station
Multipoint
bi-directional
RF channels
Site 2
Site 2
Base Station
Site 2
Multipoint dual
bi-directional
RF channels
Site 3
Site 3
Figure 3. Raptor makes implementing VHF/UHF multi-point infrastructure
links on VHF/UHF bands easy.
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Figure 4. Dual multipoint network link segments provide increased payload
rates and enhance system reliability.
BROADBAND
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
SYSTEM
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
NETWORK SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE TOOLS
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RAPTOR DUAL CPU CORE, CRYPTO-ACCELERATED
NETWORK PROCESSOR SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT IN NEARLY
ANY CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATION.
Standard network architecture and security capabilities include:
FIREWALL/DMZ
Robust firewall rule construction
Secure download of firewall rule sets
AUTHENTICATION
Multi-factor authentication
Remote access token-based authentication
MALICIOUS CODE DETECTION
SafariView Network Graph UI provides a visual
monitor of all levels of connectivity and key statistics
EVENT/STATUS MONITORING AND LOGGING
Power Shelf provides 100% backup for all RF functions
Dual channel operation supports frequency and space diversity providing high
reliability data transfer over long and NLOS paths
VLAN SUPPORT
Embedded in each Raptor is a robust suite of
network tools and applications to configure,
monitor, administer, and control each Raptor
within the network. Capabilities under password and
secure control include:
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FAULT TOLERANT AND REDUNDANCY SUPPORT
SafariView | Raptor Operations,
Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Tool
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Secure password support for remote management and configuration of
wireless and network elements
Raptor Network Radio Shelves are bundled
with SafariView, an embedded web-based UI
that performs standard Operations,
Administration, and Maintenance (OA&M)
activities.
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WIRELESS MAINTENANCE SUPPORT
INTERFACING WITH RAPTOR
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SNMPV3 enhanced security and remote configuration
Maintenance logs
Authentication
Traffic monitoring and analysis
Intrusion detection
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Deep packet inspection
Ability to locally or remotely configure any
Raptor within a network
Multiple independent VLANs
VLAN trunking
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Robust firewall defense at each Raptor
and LAN gateway
CYBER DEFENSE TOOLS:
Static Coding of ARP Tables
Support for multiple secure VPN circuits
Embedded encryption along with strong authentication provides resilience
to Man-in-the-Middle attacks
Redundant and alternative fault-tolerant
network scenario support
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Manual or automatic control of radio link
services for each Raptor site
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Embedded ARPWatch tool monitors and logs Ethernet traffic activity e.g.
changing IP and MAC addresses. Raptor will notify and react if nonapproved Ethernet/IP pairings occur.
WAN
Embedded wireless controller support for secure
WiFi and third party wireless systems
Factory support for non-IP devices and wireless
voice and data systems
Deployment Aids:
Over-the-air antenna aiming tools
Link quality measurement system
BROADBAND
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
SYSTEM
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
TYPICAL NETWORK AND RF SITE CONFIGURATIONS
Basic Network Configuration
WAN1
LAN WAN2
Router
(optional)
Public/Private
Internet
LED Status
Field
System Status
and Control
Intranet
Local LAN
Middle mile and
edge devices
USB and Console
Single Link Half-Duplex/Single Antenna Configuration
LAN/WAN
Interface
Choose antenna to meet footprint requirements:
Omni (360°)
Directional (60°–90°)
Sector (90°–180°)
Link 1
Link 1:
Network Shelf
Redundant
Power Unit
Use this configuration for point-to-point and multi-point applications.
(See Topolgies Example page)
AC Power
90–240 VAC
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BROADBAND
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
SYSTEM
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
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SUITE
Processor.....................
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Raptor Standard Dual Primary COM Link
Channel Configuration and Network
Redundant Power
Unit............................
OPERATING AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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GENERAL
POWER
Standard Frequency Range
VHF High-Band
UHF Low-Band
174–216 MHz
470–602 MHz
UHF High-Band
620–832 MHz
AC Input
110/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
Single link: 70 Watts
Dual link: 130 Watts
RF channel output (standard)
2 Watt average power over 6 MHz bandwidth
SECURITY
Band Options:
Military
225–400 MHz
Encryption
128/256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Authorization and Accounting
Protects against unauthorized administration/
maintenance and over-the-air access
Channel Center Spacing
6 MHz
Dynamic Frequency Agility
(DFA) option
Common Tx/Rx channel
Independent Tx/Rx channels
System access/authentication
capabilities
Multi-factor authentication. Remote access
token-based authentication
Tx and Rx frequency
options
Provides active broad spectrum operation to avoid fading and interference
System access/authentication
capabilities
Integrated firewall and suite of information
assurance tools
Frequency tuning steps
1 kHz
NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Weight
VLAN
Primary
9.5 lbs (4.31 kg)
Power supply
9.4 lbs (4.26 kg)
System integrity logs
Dimensions
14 in. D x 19 in. W x 1.75 in, H
(355.6 mm x 482.6 mm x 44.45 mm)
14 in. D x 19 in. W x 1.75 in, H
(355.6 mm x 482.6 mm x 44.45 mm)
Primary
Power supply
Standard: -10° to +65°C
Optional: -35° to +65°C
RECEIVER/TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS at 10 Watts
Operating temperature
Minimum Required Time Division Equiv.
Full Duplex
E1
Signal Level C/N (dB)
Rate
Circuits
o
dBm
(mbps)
Modulation Mode
Supports multiple laws; static and dynamic
QPSK
-85
8
12
8
16 QAM
-80
10
15
7
64 QAM
-75
15
22
10.8
Firewalls
Robust rule support and encrypted download
Dynamic ad hoc network
Network size
Adaptive, self-forming, self-healing network
Network capabilities/single channel
Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh
Network capabilities/dual channel
Point-to-point, multipoint, and mesh
Maintenance/diagnostics
Over-the-air programming, integrated webbased administration, monitoring, and
reconfiguration
System logs
System. security, authentication, information
flow, traffic monitoring, and intrusion detection
Network timing
Multiple network timing protocol options (NTP)
Limited only by available RF channels
STANDARD ANTENNA INTERFACES
Standard
Optional
Common Tx/Rx antenna
Separate Tx and Rx antennas
Adjacent channel rejection
(6 MHz channel VHF/UHF)
> 70 dB (100 kHz off-channel)
Image rejection
> 70 dB
Internal (standard)
±2.5 ppm, ±25 Hz
RF power output
Average power: 2 Watts (33 dBm)
External (optional)
High stability reference, ±0.25 Hz
FREQUENCY STABILITY
SUPPORT ACCESSORIES
Antennas
High and low gain directional, omni, or sector
External GPS Geo location
Reference module
Provides NEMA 0183 format latitude/longitude
output
Precision frequency
synchronization module
GPS time-base precision
frequency source: (<± 0.1 ppm) ±1 Hz
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Q/A
VHF/UHF NETWORKING
SYSTEM
MULTIPOINT/MESH
WIRELESS SOLUTION
SPECTRUM BENEFITS
NETWORK CAPABILITIES
What channels are best for non-line-of-sight and beyond
horizon communications?
Can I aggregate multiple VHF/UHF channels to increase
transport speed and reliability?
hills, etc. where signals arrive from and return to the sender via totally
reflective paths. In general, VHF signals in the 174 to 216 MHz band
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outperform UHF channels. With the Raptor , propagation at all
available bands is automatically evaluated to determine appropriate
operating channels.
Yes. Independent adjacent or non-adjacent channels in the same or
different VHF/UHF bands can be bonded to increase data speeds and to
provide frequency and spatial diversity to increase system reliability in
the event of channel degradation by noise or fading.
Note: Channel bonding requires at least one Raptor Channel
Expansion Shelf per link.
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Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) paths are obscured by trees, buildings, and
Can I change channels remotely?
CHANNEL SELECTION
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Yes. Raptor network access is fully controlled by a secure SSL
pre-configuration, or over-the-air via an encrypted channel.
In straight LOS applications, both VHF and UHF bands offer comparable
service, although when possible, the lower frequency provides additional
margin. In high vegetative and beyond-line-of-sight applications, VHF is
superior. In all cases, Raptor ’s spectrum evaluation tool will assist in this
process. Evaluation should be performed in both VHF and UHF bands.
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How do I determine what channels are available?
Can a Raptor network be integrated into an existing RF data network
or microwave infrastructure network?
Yes. The Raptor is an Internet Protocol (IP) device using Ethernet
interconnect technology that is compatible with all other network
devices including WiFi and LTE/4G systems. Raptor ’s internal routing
engine allows you to integrate with any network based communication
system.
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Operating channels should match your application. For example, in long
range and wide-area coverage scenarios, a lower operating frequency or
channel should be used. Operating over a relatively flat 20 km range, a
UHF channel will perform well with adequate signal margin to survive 10
to 20 dB fades. Over the same range in a forested area, high-band VHF
170 to 216 MHz provides a higher Rx signal and increased fade tolerance.
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How do I choose what channel to use?
ANTENNAS
How do I determine what antenna to use?
Antenna choice is based primarily on two factors:
a) In a point-to-point application, directional gain antennas are
recommended. In addition, Raptor offers an independent receive
antenna option that allows the use of high-gain Rx antennas to
increase Rx signal level for extended reach applications.
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INTERFERENCE
What happens if there is interference on a channel I am using?
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When communication is degraded by interference, the Raptor
directed to manually, or automatically do the following:
can be
b) For point-to-multipoint operations, recommended antennas range
from 360° omnidirectional coverage to 90 to 180° sector antennas
that provide defined geographical coverage.
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a) Switch to an alternate authorized clear channel using Raptor ’s
embedded SafariView Spectrum Management tools.
b) Change modulation format to lower Bit Error Rate (BER) and maintain
data flow.
c) Increase power to overcome the interference.
d) Automatically search for and switch to a usable channel to continue
operation.
Can output power be increased?
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Yes, the Raptor High Power 10 Watt Power Amplifier provides the
added punch needed in long-range and difficult terrain scenarious.
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See the Raptor
High Power datasheet for additional information.
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LICENSING
Is an export license required?
Yes, for military applications or when operated in the 225 to 400 MHz
band, the U.S. Department of State requires an export license.
SPECIALIZED SOLUTIONS
Can Metric Systems provide specialized engineered solutions to
fit ship-to-shore, ship-to-ship, ground-to-ground, or groundto-air requirements?
Yes, Metric Systems Corporation welcomes the opportunity to work with
your organization to deliver focused end-to-end solutions to meet your
specific needs.
Raptor X is covered under one or more of the following U.S.
patents: 6952563, 7013345, 7089014, and Canadian patents
2417931, 2444805, and 2444643.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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