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Raytheon to develop new airborne networking solutions under DARPA's DyNAMO program

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon
 
 
Raytheon to develop new airborne networking solutions under DARPA's DyNAMO program
 
Raytheon Company is developing new technologies to allow the next generation of manned and unmanned flying vehicles to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Under two contracts totaling $9 million, Raytheon BBN Technologies will deliver new networking solutions as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization program, or DyNAMO.
     
Raytheon to develop new airborne networking solutions under DARPA s DyNAMO program 640 001DARPA's DyNAMO program plans to allow next-gen aircraft/UAV to communicate seamlessly
(Credit: DARPA)
     
The goal of DARPA's DyNAMO program is to allow pilots of different types of aircraft, with different sensor suites, to easily share information for a comprehensive view of the battlespace.

"Our team will develop two new capabilities," said Jason Redi, vice president for Raytheon BBN Technologies' Networking and Communications unit. "First, we will adapt radio parameters in reaction to changing information needs and conditions, so current and future airborne networks can communicate with each other. Second, we will create an efficient way to share information across and between networks that are currently incompatible so that applications operating on them can share relevant data."

"The network technology developed through the DyNAMO program is to be demonstrated on radio hardware being developed by DARPA’s Communications in Contested Environments (C2E) program. C2E is designing flexible new development architectures so aircraft won’t be limited to communicating with aircraft using the same radio and waveform. C2E also aims to leverage the proven commercial smart-phone architectural model in which the application processing, real-time processing, and hardware functions of a software-defined radio are separately managed, validated, and updated to ensure rapid deployment of capabilities. DyNAMO is designed to pick up where C2E leaves off, ensuring that raw RF data successfully communicated between previously incompatible airborne systems is not only conveyed but also translated into information that all the systems can understand and process, whether that information relates to time-sensitive collaborative targeting, imagery or networked weapons," explained the DARPA on its website.