2-Channel Handheld Radio
Simultaneous 2-Channel Communications

The AN/PRC-148C IMBITR is a small, lightweight, rugged 2-channel radio that equips Warfighters with simultaneous narrowband and wideband communications, as well as tactical command and control communications in a variety of challenging environments. Reliable wideband MANET coverage ensures interoperability on both the TrellisWare® and Thales radio systems, while the robust TSM™ waveform delivers superior voice and data communications across harsh multi-path and unpredictable dynamic areas, such as caves, on board ships, and urban operational settings.

Key Features

  • Embedded GPS
  • Retains the Existing Narrowband AN/PRC-148 JEM Type 1 Capabilities and Waveforms
  • Wideband Channel Operating the TSM™ Waveform from TrellisWare® Technologies, Inc.
  • AES 256 Encryption
  • Optimized for RF Challenged Environments
  • Improved Narrowband Performance Over AN/PRC-148
  • Improved Narrowband Tx/Rx Co-site Performance Parameters
  • Improved SATCOM Performance
    • 10W Burst Mode for SATCOM
    • Improved SATCOM Noise Figure
  • Type-1 Certified Programmable Encryption Engine (AIM)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 7.0 Ah
  • Compliant with the Universal Battery Charger (UBC) Family of Tactical Chargers
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Technical Specifications

Physical Parameters

Length: 8.50 inches (21.59 cm) (with battery attached, excluding antennas) (2M version) 8.65 inches (21.97 cm) (with battery attached, excluding antennas) (20M version)
Width: 2.65 inches (6.73 cm)
Depth: 1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
Weight: 2.22 pounds (1007 g) — Radio and Battery (1043 g)

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature: -31° to +55° C
Storage Temperature: -33° to +71° C
Immersion: 20M/20M

Waveforms/Modes of Operation

  • TSM
    • Infrastucture-less MANET
    • High-speed wireless IP networking
    • Self-Forming, self-healing
    • Scalable to 200+ nodes
    • Robust in harsh environments
    • Fast, seamless network join/merge
    • Instant adaptation to network topology change
  • MIL-STD-188-241-1/-2 (SINCGARS — Standard/FH2E EOM)
  • MIL-STD-188-181C, -182B, -183B (SATCOM IW)
  • ANDVT (LPC-10, MELP)
  • AM/FM
  • Project 25
  • Over-The-Air-Cloning (OTAC) — NB only
  • Situational Awareness
  • Retransmission — NB only
  • AM Swept Tone Beacon

Narrowband Channel

Frequency Range: 30 MHz–512 MHz
Transmit Power: Up to 5 watt in all frequencies, 10 watt in SATCOM
Step Size: 5 kHz and 6.25 kHz
RF Channel Bandwidth: 25 kHz and 12.5 kHz
Channel Spacing: 5 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz (8.33 kHz future waveform)

Wideband Channel

Transmit Power: Up to 2 watt
Operating Frequencies: : L-UHF: 225–450 MHz, U-UHF: 698–970 MHz, L/S Bands: 1250–2600 MHz
Network Throughput: up to 16 Mbps
Encryption Security: AES-256
Dedicated PTT Voice Channels: supports up to 32 talk groups, AMR 5.9 or MELPe
Occupied Bandwidth: 1.2–40 MHz
Net entry time <1 sec
Supports up to 8 hops for voice and data
Scalable to 200+ nodes in a single RF channel
Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast IP data support
Multiple simultaneous streaming videos
Position Location Information (PLI) support with Cursor-on-Target (CoT)
OTA Remote Control