VDR1 Diversity Video Receiver for Drones, UAV, and UGV

UHF - L-Band - S-Band - C-Band

AMP’s VDR1 Series 7.4 cubic inch diversity video receivers offer high quality diversity reception with many advanced features including miniature packaging, low power consumption, low noise figure, and video inversion. All receivers utilize a robust machined aluminum chassis and high quality connectors designed to withstand harsh environments.

VDR1 receivers feature a proprietary voting circuit that ensures reception of the strongest signal at all times. Innovative circuit designs are utilized to reduce power consumption for significantly longer battery life and to reduce noise figure for substantially more range and better video quality.

Receiver carrier frequency may be selected locally with BCD rotary switches, remotely, and locally/remotely with a programmable binary switch. Slide switches allow selection between standard (positive) and inverted (negative) video and subcarrier On/Off. Received signal strength is indicated with a local display (LCD meter or LED bar) and via remote query. If equipped with an LED displays, intensity may be controlled by a local pushbutton switch.

If your application requires video and audio or data reception, VDR1 receivers are optionally configured with up to 2 audio or data subcarriers with dual outputs for driving auxiliary devices.

VDR1 receivers are ideal for Drones, UAS, UAV, UGV, Military, and other applications requiring high quality diversity video reception in a compact, rugged package.

Available Standard Frequencies

UHF 340.0-399.9 MHz
Lower L-band 1435-1535 MHz
Upper L-Band 1700-1850 MHz
S-Band 2200-2399 MHz
ISM S-Band 2400-2499 MHz
Full S-Band 2200-2499 MHz
Dual L/S-Bands 1700-1850 MHz and
2200-2499 MHz
Lower C-Band 4400-4900 MHz
Upper C-Band 4900-4999 MHz
Full C-Band 4400-4999 MHz

*Custom frequencies are available.

Product Documents
pdf VDR1 Receiver Datasheet
pdf VDR1 Receiver Model Number Builder
pdf VDR1 Quick Start Guide
pdf V Series Manual
pdf V Series ICD

Compatible Video Transmitters
pdf VST1 Series Transmitters
pdf VHT1 Series Transmitters
pdf PMT1 Series Transmitters
pdf PST1 Series Transmitters

Diversity Video Receiver Features
  • 7.4 Cubic Inch Package (2.50” x 3.50” x 0.85”)
  • Weighs < 6 oz.
  • Low Current Draw (Extends Battery Life)
  • Low Noise Figure (More Range)
  • Full Frequency Band Channelization
  • 3 Frequency Selection Modes
  • Supports Composite Video (NTSC or PAL)
  • Optional Dual Audio or Data Subcarriers
  • Received Signal Strength Indication
    (Dual Chassis Displays and Remote Query)
  • J-STD-001D Class 3 Assembly (Medical/Aerospace)

Ultra Compact Diversity Receiver. Ideal for Covert Operations, UAVs, and UGVs!