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New Wideband SDR prototype readies for commercial production

Clearbox Systems is pleased to have completed prototyping with the Royal Australian Air Force for a new, small form factor, Software Defined Radio.

With dimensions of 90mm x 104mm x 152mm and weighing in at 1.2kg the unit packs an impressive set of features, including:

  • RF: TX/RX from 70MHz-6GHz, 12-bit depth, 0.2MHz – 56MHz IBW (in the variant show, there is also a HF variant)
  • PNT: GNSS Module
  • Comms: 4G LTE Modem for private LTE BLOS (in this variant), Ethernet of USB
  • CPU: available for use by customer
  • Power: rechargeable batter system providing up to 4.5 hours estimated run time
  • Antenna: interchangeable depending on platform/mission

The initial deployment will be running some Clearbox Systems software that enables interoperability of the unit with ADF and coalition software suites. In this configuration, the unit will provide a non-sensitive, low-cost, fully expendable ISREW sensor solution.

It can be deployed in theatre in great numbers to rapidly sense and shape the electromagnetic spectrum in advance of additional forces being committed.

Trials will also see the unit deployed on UAVs, High-altitude balloons and other air mobility assets.

We’re proud to be working with the Royal Australian Air Force to remake ISREW for a 5th generation battlespace. Any sensor, any platform, any effector.



Nominations received for multiple awards at the Australian Space Awards

Clearbox Systems is pleased to have been nominated as a finalist in three categories at the Australian Space Awards.

We are a finalist for ‘Business of the Year – SME’ and ‘Defence Business of the Year’, and our Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, is a finalist for ‘Executive of the Year’.

Backed by the Australian Space Agency and the Space Industry Association of Australia, the Australian Space Awards recognise individuals and organisation that are at the forefront of Australia’s rapidly developing Space economy.


RAAF selects Clearbox Systems for lightweight ISREW sensor development

Clearbox Systems has been selected by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to develop a lightweight ISREW sensor including the necessary hardware and the software development to integrate into relevant Defence systems.

The project is a follow on from the RAAF’s ISREW sensor trials and will see Clearbox Systems deliver an initial quantity of sensors for testing in a number of environments.

The sensors are part of an exciting development of Defence’s ISREW capability that is exploring non-traditional approaches to ISREW by deploying payloads (sensors, effectors, comms) separate from platforms.

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