Presented at the American Helicopter Society Forum 64
April 2008


Network interoperability (information sharing) between avionics platforms and one or more command and control stations is a key enabler for the Army Future Force. Within a year and a half period of time, several demonstrations were conducted which showed the feasibility of implementing network interoperability in multiple joint exercise configurations and on different platforms using an Open Systems Gateway (OSGW). In the past it would have taken several months of coordination to define a single interface standard and distribute an implementation across multiple vendors with many layers of coordination and project management to define a new protocol. Today, using off the shelf industry standards, a new message set can transition from concept to implementation in a matter of weeks with minimal coordination and overhead….Read more

Posted by Rockwell Collins