Military Embedded Systems

Open architecture high-speed connectivity to better enable JADC2 efforts


August 19, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has validated the open architecture nature of its advanced gateway system offering by integrating and demonstrating a new High Capacity Backbone (HCB) capability provided by L3Harris Technologies with one of Northrop Grumman’s platform agnostic gateway systems.

By combining existing gateway translations across existing data links and artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced networking, Northrop Grumman claims it was able to rapidly integrate and demonstrate a new capability in a live over-the-air test, which was set up in less than a week.

The introduction of next-generation HCB gateway capabilities will aim to enable data flow 300 times faster than the speeds previously available to take advantage of processing speeds needed to help unlock the advanced network architecture needed for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) effort.

This trial featured an L3Harris HCB system using AESA apertures and showcased the team's ability to integrate new gateway capabilities from industry partners and deliver the Open Mission System and Open Communications System (OMS-OCS) capabilities needed for the JADC2 network using industry standard hardware (3U VPX).


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