Think about how beneficial it might be for a warfighter to see real-time video from an unmanned aircraft directly in the cockpit of a military helicopter.
That scenario is now a reality as Rockwell Collins delivers its Secure Real Time Video (SRTV) solution to the U.S. Army to support its Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) operations. And, thanks to the Rockwell Collins open architecture approach to cockpit avionics systems, this solution can be quickly installed on other helicopter platforms across the military services.
“Giving Army pilots access to real-time video streams in their cockpits will directly improve their ability to successfully execute missions more safely and efficiently,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “In addition, the proven, open systems architecture approach we use allows us to quickly deliver this capability to our other customers in a highly cost-effective manner.”
As part of the program, Rockwell Collins has implemented the necessary MUM-T capabilities through the integration of a third-party Common Data Link transceiver. The effort leveraged the open systems architecture design and interfaces provided by Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS), allowing seamless integration of video and mission data from unmanned aircraft.
The CAAS integrated avionics solution is based on the principles of open systems and widely adopted industry standards. As new industry standards and technology mature they are evaluated and adopted in close collaboration with the DoD Services.
Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Oct 12, 2015