BAE Systems Showcases Network-Centric Operations, Human-Machine Interface

Jun 27, 2005

BAE Systems has opened an advanced avionics laboratory at its facility in Johnson City. The working laboratory provides customers with real-time, interactive demonstrations of a broad range of capabilities, including network-centric technologies that enable interoperability while seamlessly and securely connecting platform operators to the global information grid.

"The needs of the warfighter are evolving quickly," said Sean Bond, BAE Systems' vice president of Aerospace Controls.

"This laboratory for the 21st century gives pilots and other users a hands-on environment to explore and test technologies and capabilities that are designed to enhance their mission effectiveness."

The lab also provides the company's engineers with a venue for interacting with customers to assess, refine, and rapidly develop prototypes of new capabilities.

The lab features BAE Systems' N~COnnex solutions, providing connectivity, information assurance, and data management to the platform for network-centric operations.

An adaptable system comprising hardware and software elements, N~COnnex fuses information from an array of sources to bring enhanced situational awareness and real-time information to warfighters.

It also combines the company's human-machine interface capabilities - including helmet-mounted displays, active sticks, trackballs, and specialized mission software - to optimize situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness.

The lab's operators employ the technologies in a variety of realistic operational scenarios. The lab also is capable of networking with other labs, both within and outside of BAE Systems, to create alternative real-time scenarios using other assets that are located at geographically dispersed locations.

Copyright 2005 by Space Daily, Distributed by United Press International

Explore further: Computer software accurately predicts student test performance

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks

Mar 10, 2014

Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems.

Google exec in NKorea openness call

Jan 09, 2013

(AP)—A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said Wednesday in the country ...

SCRAMSPACE - the next frontier

May 16, 2011

A talented new team of young scientists and engineers at The University of Queensland (UQ) is building a hypersonic scramjet which will fly at 8600 km/h in South Australia next year.

Recommended for you

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

39 minutes ago

IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

Microsoft CEO is driving data-culture mindset

1 hour ago

(Phys.org) —Microsoft's future strategy: is all about leveraging data, from different sources, coming together using one cohesive Microsoft architecture. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, both in ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

Microsoft CEO is driving data-culture mindset

(Phys.org) —Microsoft's future strategy: is all about leveraging data, from different sources, coming together using one cohesive Microsoft architecture. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, both in ...

Researchers see hospitalization records as additional tool

Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16 in the journal PLOS ON ...

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

Scientists say that the Ebola (ee-BOH'-lah) virus that has killed scores of people this year in Guinea (GIH'-nee) is a new strain. That means it did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations.