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.
RTI technology and expertise are proven across Aerospace and Defense applications to securely and safely integrate mission-critical systems.
Connext DDS meets the stringent requirements of Modeling, Simulation
European Space Agency
ESA uses Connext DDS for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Large Distributed Control System
NASA Kennedy Space Center
RTI Connext DDS reduces complexity for NASA’s Launch Control and Data Systems through a DDS data exchange infrastructure that provides fault tolerance through passive process replication, message traceability, persistence profile, and content subscription profile capabilities.
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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