Boeing FAB-T Satellite Communications Program
Boeing today introduced the software and hardware growth and development of its Group of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Devices (Great-T) program is almost complete.
Boeing is working carefully using the U.S. Air Pressure to make sure that the Great-T program can offer protected wideband satellite communications meant for command and charge of U.S. nuclear forces.
“The Great-T program is constantly on the make measurable progress against its planned baseline,” stated John Lunardi, Boeing Great-T v . p . and program director. “In April, we integrated the 3rd-generation Great-T airborne terminal on the test version from the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft and effectively shown low-data-rate terminal communications within the air, flying. The terminal may be the first Great-T user platform to become integrated, and there’s nothing beats testing the machine flying to exhibit the program’s ongoing success.”
This program, which is incorporated in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase, has completed 90 % of hardware qualification testing, 97 percent of system software through-code and unit testing, and roughly 30 % of systems integration and test. Boeing has carried out platform and payload integration testing through over-the-air low-data-rate tests and risk-reduction flight tests. The RC-135 flight test was the 2nd in a number of airborne terminal tests, carrying out a 2009 test using the N404 Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln subsequently Labs test aircraft.
Boeing is going after a minimal-rate initial production agreement for the Nuclear Command and Control Network Communications System and finishing qualification from the third-generation hardware (Block 8) and growth and development of the system’s high-data-rate waveform software.
“Our innovative software team of developers is dealing with the environment Pressure to show incremental abilities using Great-T’s advanced wideband terminal hardware,” stated Lunardi. “We’re building and testing each new communications capacity with this vital nuclear response mission.”
Boeing will give you the environment Pressure having a fully capable, affordable system that props up existing Military Proper, Tactical and Relay (Milstar) satellite constellation and it is ground and airborne command-and-control devices. The organization will also provide devices for that new AEHF satellite constellation under rise in another program. The Great-T items include software-defined radios able to protected communications, antennas, and connected interface software and hardware which will supply the government having a survivable and effective system.