VDL 6000 AIS Class A System

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The VDL 6000 AIS Class A System is compliant to the International standards ITU M.1371-1 and IEC 61993-2 as applicable for SOLAS vessels.

The VDL 6000 is robustly designed with technology used in C.N.S Systems civil aviation products with its special demands on quality, performance, safety, security and traceability.

The VDL 6000 system consists of three basic building blocks; Transponder, MKD and Connection Unit (including connecting cables). The system is optionally delivered with antennas, antenna cables and connectors.
The VDL 6000 system is based on a digital radio module, high performance processors, robust software and a compact design.

Power requirements 24 V DC, from Connection unit
Number of Transmitters 1
Tuning Range 156.025 –162.025 MHz
Channel spacing 12.5 and 25 kHz
TX to Rx turnaround time < 1 ms
Channel selection time < 26 ms
Baud rate 9600 bps
Modulation scheme GMSK (AIS TDMA ) / GFSK (DSC)
Carrier power (adjustable) 33 and 41 dBm (2 and 12.5W) 50Ohm
Number of receivers 3 (2 AIS TDMA, 1 DSC)
Tuning range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
Channel spacing 12.5 and 25 kHz
Sensitivity, 20% MER < -107 dBm AIS for 25 kHz, < -98 dBm
GNSS Receiver
GNSS receiver 12 parallel channels
DGNSS support yes
IEC 60945 Protected installation
Electrical Interfaces
Sensor Interfaces 1 to 3 (RS485) IEC 61162-1 or -2
Pilot/Auxiliary (RS485) IEC 61162-2
External Display (RS485) IEC 61162-2
Long-range (RS485) IEC 61162-2
DGNSS correction input (RS232) RTCM-SC-104
Alarm relay Normally closed
Transponder Interfaces
VHF Antenna Type N, jack
GNSS Antenna Type TNC, jack
Applicable Standards
ITU-R M.1371-1, IEC 61993-2, IEC 60945, IEC 61162-1/2
RTCA/DO 178B (SW development) Level C
IPC-A-610 (Manufacturing)
Physical characteristics transponder
Size (W x H x L) 175 x 81 x 276 mm
Weight 3.9 kg
Cooling Not required
Minimum Keyboard and Display
Power requirements 24 V DC, from Connection Unit
Size (W x H x L) 1 20 x 180 x 45 mm
Weight 1.2 kg
Connection unit
Power requirements 24 V DC 3 A
Size 175 x 345 x 75 mm
Weight 1.1 kg
Accessories included
Interface cables between transponder, MKD and connection unit