USCG NSC Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFDS)

The Harris Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFDS) is installed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750). The active RF interference cancellation from this system allows full communication range during Simultaneous communication Operations (SIMOPS).

Our Radio Frequency Distribution System optimizes system efficiency for the Coast Guard

The Harris RFDS enables the use of a small set of remote, fully compliant antennas for each transmit and receive band, for both port and starboard sides of the ship, to optimize system efficiency. This provides the full flexibility to achieve the desired signal routings from several types of military and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) radios to any of the specified antennas.

The multi-canceller technology in the Harris RFDS can cancel over multi-octave bandwidths, mitigating RF interference from large signals and the accompanying transmitter broadband noise and spurious signals.