Remote Consolidated Data Loader (RCDL)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
In current Air Force operations, mission planning data is generated using a ground-based system, and is then hand carried to the aircraft shortly before takeoff. To allow more time for the mission planning operations, the Air Force would like to be ableto use wireless data transmission to transfer this data. SFC proposes to develop a Remote Consolidated Data Loader (RCDL) to meet this need. The RCDL will use a COTS wireless technology to transfer data from the Mission Planning System (MPS) to theaircraft. During Phase I, SFC has developed a system concept heavily based on COTS components. One key component is the Harris SecNet-11 secure wireless LAN device. This device, soon to receive NSA approval, combines a Type I encryption processor withwireless LAN functionality. RCDL uses RF amplifiers to extend the range of this device to the required 2-5 miles. SFC will deliver a working prototype RCDL at the end of Phase II. Also during Phase II the RCDL will be integrated with the WIRED ATDbeing developed by AFRL/IFSC. The RCDL system will be flight-tested during Phase II as an adjunct to the WIRED ATD, aboard a Combat Talon I aircraft.
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