The AN/ARN-153(V) is an advanced digital TACAN (Tactical Airborne Navigation) solution that provides range, bearing, frequency, velocity and time to station for surface or air-to-air beacons. The lightweight and compact system has been designed to support both new aircraft designs and retrofits to legacy platforms.
The system provides four modes of operation: receive, transmit-receive mode, air-to-air receive and air-to-air transmit. It can also be combined with an optional rotating antenna and control unit to provide bearing to an air-to-air TACAN that is transmitting an unmodulated squitter or to DME-only ground stations. It delivers a minimum 500W of transmit power in any environment, making it ideal for supporting the requirements of high-performance aircraft.
The AN/ARN-153(V) provides a number of analog and digital interfaces, including dual MIL-STD-1553B buses and ARINC 429, 568 or 582 buses. Range ratio selected of 30:1 or 4:1 can be performed via the automatic gain control (AGC) enable/disable switch, the 1553 bus or the RNAV (ARINC) input bus.
The AN/ARN-153(V) can be upgraded to optional Rho-Rho DME capability with a DO-178B software certificate.
|Dimensions (H x W x L)||
172.2 x 106.66 x 305.52 mm (receiver-transmitter)
57.15 x 146.05 x 138.00 mm (controller)
6.48 kg / 14.3 lbs (receiver-transmitter)
0.91 kg / 2 lbs (controller)
|Number of channels||252 (126X and 126Y), provision made for W and Z channels|
Receiver: 962 to 1213 MHz
Transmitter: 1025 to 1150 MHz
Ground interrogator: Per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291 characteristics
Receiver/decoder: Per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291 characteristics
|Distance||0 – 390 miles|
Digital ±0.1 mi
Analog ±0.2 mi
Digital ±0.5 degree
Analog ±1.5 degree