MIFFT is the next generation of miniature IFF technology with embedded crypto. MIFFT is bringing Mode 5 IFF capability designed to AIMS 03-1000B Annex G for Group 2 UAVs. Current IFF systems for manned aircraft consume too much power and are too large and heavy for use in UAVs. MIFFT addresses stringent size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements for small aircraft and dismounted soldier applications alike.

Micro Identification Friend or Foe Transponder for UAVs

MIFFT is the next generation of miniature IFF technology with embedded crypto. MIFFT is bringing Mode 5 IFF capability designed to AIMS 03-1000B Annex G for Group 2 UAVs. Current IFF systems for manned aircraft consume too much power and are too large and heavy for use in UAVs. MIFFT addresses stringent size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements for small aircraft and dismounted soldier applications alike.

Small Size
MIFFT is being designed to stay within a total volume of 7 cubic inches, including embedded crypto capabilities.

Flexible DC Power
MIFFT can operate at 28V nominal DC aircraft power. MIFFT can be powered by the aircraft or a battery pack, making MIFFT flexible and discrete for every mission.

Mission Flexibility
MIFFT will be capable of communicating with civil and military air traffic control systems and be able to support Mode 5 encryption processes, unlike the civilian alternatives. The MIFFT system will be capable of operation at altitudes up to 50,000 feet.

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Specs at a Glance

Overall Volume
7 in3
Tx Power
250W (peak)
Modes
1, 2, 3/A, 5, S,
ADS-8 in/out
Altitude
Up to 50,000 ft
Weight
< 10 oz

Features

Capability Across Modes

MIFFT has broadcast capability across civil and military air traffic control for Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, 5, S, ADS-B in/out with antenna diversity.

Variable Power Sources

MIFFT is powered by aircraft DC power, but can be operated on battery power for extended periods.

Interface Flexibility

MIFFT Control and Status interfaces support a variety of protocols including Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, or RS-232.

Ruggedized

MIFFT is designed for military environmental requirements for unoccupied carrier-based aircraft, up to 50,000 feet.

Embedded Encryption

MIFFT incorporates an embedded, AIMS 04-900 compliant crypto engine for Mode 5 support, with NSA certification in progress; no external crypto appliqué is required.

MIFFT Micro IFF Transponder

Warfighter Value

Micro Form-Factor

MIFFT’s size allows small UAVs to support Civil and Military IFF modes.

Security

MIFFT is Mode 5 capable, unlike civilian alternatives, which allows the system to serve critical warfighting objectives.

Mission-Oriented

MIFFT’s small size, power supply options, and ruggedized design make the system able to support a wide vrange of missions.

Detailed Specs

Overall Volume
7 in3
Tx Power
250W (peak)
Modes
1, 2, 3/A, 5, S,
ADS-8 in/out
Altitude
Up to 50,000 ft
Weight
< 10 oz
Overall Volume
7 in3
Tx Power
250W (peak)
Weight
< 10 oz