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Sparrow 500

The Sparrow 500 is an HF/VHF/UHF transceiver. It is the 5-watt ruggedized HF radio in the HDR series of radios designed and built within Meta. The result is a product optimized for the operators whose lives depend on it.

Sparrow 500 has a built-in HF antenna tuner to maximize power transfer to ad-hoc antenna configurations. The proprietary ALE is optimized for battery life and to minimize operator setup/maintenance. It is designed with internal radio API to allow for 3rd party waveform development.

HF/VHF/UHF frequency coverage enables the exchange of information between mobile tactical operators where LPI/D communications are paramount. The radio can be controlled with the Android MoverMobile and Mover 7 interfaces.

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Sparrow 250/250C

The Sparrow 250 and 250C are HF transceivers. The Sparrow 250 is the 2.5-watt ruggedized HF radio in the HDR series of radios offered by Meta. The low SWaP design enables full HF comms capability where infrastructure is not an option. The transceiver is designed and built within Meta – the result is a product optimized for the operators whose lives depend on it. The radio has a built-in tuner to maximize power transfer to ad-hoc antenna configurations.

The Sparrow 250C is the covert version. The design enables concealment during transport and operation in the most contested environments. The Sparrow 250C has an internal battery to minimize detection, reducing the threat of carrying military style cables and batteries.

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Android Application

Meta uses an android application to configure and control the Sparrow transceivers. It supports unencrypted audio and unencrypted chat without message confirmation for interop mode, for example, FSK. The application can be installed as an ATAK plugin. It is user friendly and accessible, and Meta stands ready to customize the user interface to meet the ever-evolving needs of operators.

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Sparrow 500 Specifications

IP-67

Water Ingress Protection

5W

Power Output

4 lbs

Weight without Battery

Sparrow 250 Specifications

IP-66

Water Ingress Protection

2.5W

Power Output

2.5 lbs

Weight without Battery

Our Stack of Secure COM Capabilities

Meta's services combine field connectivity with an in-house engineering pool that fuses unique design and build capabilities for waveform, algorithm, antenna, and transceiver development.

  • Level 2 - Build and Engineer

Level 2 - Build and Engineer

We prototype and engineer new capabilities for antennas, signal processing, embedded firmware, and software design, and manufacture high frequency (HF) communication (COM) transceivers.

  • Military radio industry experts holding numerous patents
  • COM technology that reduces the ability of a threat to detect and locate radio transmitters
  • Over 50 years of expertise in military COM
  • 7,000 square feet of office and lab space, and 7,100 square feet of manufacturing and assembly space
  • Algorithms used in U.S. Army Prophet program
  • Principal architects of PRC-137 manportable HF/VHF/UHF transceiver used by US Special Operations forces
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