Modular Open Systems Approach for Affordability

Real-time Aerospace and Defense applications require the highest levels of performance, scalability, reliability and security. At the same time, they must employ a modular open systems architecture to minimize integration, maintenance and upgrade costs; foster reuse; and enable rapid reconfiguration to meet evolving mission requirements.

The Standard in Mission-Critical Connectivity

With its interoperability, portability, loose coupling and real-time Quality of Service (QoS), the Data Distribution Service (DDS) is the predominant standard for implementing mission-critical open architecture systems.

As the leading DDS solution, RTI Connext DDS provides the most proven and productive environment for developing DDS compliant systems. Its broad support for programming languages, operating systems, processor architecture and network types make it ideally suited to integrating everything from sensors at the edge to track management in the cloud.


Applications

RTI technology and expertise are proven across Aerospace and Defense applications to securely and safely integrate mission-critical systems.

Open Architecture

RTI Connext DDS provides fast, scalable, reliable and secure connectivity within and between land, sea, air and space-based systems.

FACE

RTI Connext DDS and the RTI Transport Services Segment provide an expeditious path to both FACE and safety certification.

Training and Simulation

Connext DDS meets the stringent requirements of Training and Simulation applications by providing interoperability between distributed simulation components, regardless of where they are located.

Success Stories

Non-Stop Reliability

Raytheon Ship-Wide Area Network

The Ship-Wide Area Network (SWAN) on the US Navy LPD-17 runs machinery, damage control, steering, magnetic signature, mission control, navigation and communications. DDS supports redundant networks, data and sensors without servers.

Real-Time Message Delivery

US Navy Ship Self-Defense System

The Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) is the "last line of defense" and coordinates high-speed radars, targets defensive missiles and directs 1000+ rounds/sec at incoming cruise missiles. DDS delivers messages in real time.

System of Systems Integration

General Dynamics LCS

RTI connects disparate systems, merges multiple languages on multiple operating systems, and handles DIL links and legacy interfaces for the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship. RTI is the leading vendor of combat system messaging.

Massive Application Scalability

Zumwalt DDG 1000

RTI DDS middleware coordinates and manages complex, diverse onboard hardware and software systems, including hundreds of computers, thousands of applications, and more than 10m publish-subscribe pairs.

Interoperable Open Architecture

Next Generation Naval Systems

Standards-based, high-performance middleware breaks vendor lock-in, drives interoperability and future-proofs architectural designs. Coming to Lockheed Aegis, Raytheon DDG 1000, Raytheon SSDS, LCS (Lockheed and GDAIS), Raytheon LPD-17, etc.

Easy Technology Upgrade

Boeing AWACS airborne surveillance, command & control

The Boeing AWACS upgrade design is more open and supportable. DDS open and extensible middleware lowers maintenance cost.

Large Scale Asset Tracking

US Army Blue Force Tracker (JBC-P)

A redesign using DDS and data-centric technologies significantly reduced code size and CPU utilization, resulting in a fully redundant system capable of 250K tracks.

Enabling Advanced UAV Middleware

General Atomics Predator/ Reaper

"The DO-178 version of the RTI Connext DDS middleware is a key part of our Airworthy MQ-9 UAS development program." – Jeff Hettick, Senior Engineering Director at General Atomics

Ground-Air Cooperative Control

General Atomics Ground Control Stations

RTI middleware, services and open architecture sped the development and lowered costs of delivering real-time data acquisition, analysis, and response for unmanned aircraft systems such as Predator GA.

Unmanned Vehicle Architecture

OSD UCS and FACE

RTI leads in defining a standard architectures for unmanned vehicles and avionics. RTI chairs the OSD architecture for UCS (ground stations) and is key at FACE (avionics).

Aerospace & Defense Customers

RTI’s proven technology and expertise have played a key role in mission-critical Aerospace and Defense systems around the world.

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