A Tour of RTI Applications
The Industrial Internet of Things Connectivity Company
The smart machine era will be
the most disruptive in history
TO ENABLE AND REALIZE THE POTENTIAL
OF SMART MACHINES TO SERVE MANKIND
THE IIoT DISRUPTION
“You don’t compete against competitors.
You compete against market transitions.”
"GE Healthcare chose the DDS standard because it can
handle many classes of intelligent machines. RTI Connext
DDS satisfies the demanding requirements of our devices
and supports standardization on a single communications
platform across product lines.”
J Gustavo Perez, General Manager for MI&CT Engineering
“BK Ultrasound is truly redefining Medical Ultrasound
Imaging where the traditional single user / single system
approach is being replaced with fully scalable and distri-
buted multi-user systems…We selected RTI Connext DDS as
this gives us all the flexibility and the abstraction needed.”
Jesper Lomborg Manigoff, VP of Engineering
IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY
Hospital error is the third leading cause of death in the
U.S. DocBox is developing clinical process management
solutions for hospitals in order to prevent errors, increase
patient safety and reduce costs.
As the connectivity framework, Connext DDS ensures
medical data is handled safely, securely and in real time.
ENSURE RELIABLE COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Mevion’s Proton-Beam Radiation Therapy system zaps
tumors with accelerated protons. The treatment must
be continuous for 30-40 days; downtime endangers
With Connext DDS, Mevion delivers dependable
treatment at low cost.
DATA ON TIME
The Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery (MIRS)
system at DLR coordinates three robots to
perform delicate heart surgery.
RTI enables new medical techniques.
Physio-Control supplies emergency response medical
equipment to 60% of the world’s emergency vehicles.
“Physio-Control is utilizing RTI Connext DDS to exchange critical
patient care information throughout the system of care.”
Dale Pearson, VP Data Solutions
CONNECT MOBILE TO CLOUD
The LPD-17 Ship-Wide Area Network (SWAN) runs
machinery, damage control, steering, magnetic signature,
mission control, navigation and communication.
Redundant networks, data, sensors and RTI Connext DDS
provide non-stop reliability.
RTI powers the SPY radar and combat management system for
Aegis. This highly distributed system of radar, weapons, displays
and controls complies with the Navy Open Architecture.
A standards-based, high-performance framework avoids
vendor lock-in and future-proofs the architectural design.
ASSURE REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE
The Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) is the “last line of
defense” for the U.S. carrier fleet. It coordinates high-
speed radars, targets defensive missiles and directs
1,000+ rounds/sec at incoming cruise missiles.
RTI delivers data in real time.
RTI is the leading vendor of combat management
RTI Connext DDS connects disparate systems, merges
multiple languages on multiple operating systems,
and handles DIL links and legacy interfaces.
RTI enables easy, large-scale integration.
Raytheon uses RTI software to control the
new Zumwalt DDG 1000 destroyer.
The system connects hundreds of computers,
1,500 teams building thousands of applications,
and more than 10M publish-subscribe pairs.
General Atomics Advanced Cockpit Ground Control
Stations deliver real-time data acquisition, analysis
and response for unmanned aircraft systems.
GA selected RTI Connext DDS to simplify application
code and speed development.
Aurora Flight Sciences ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-cockpit
Automation System) is a minimally-invasive robotic copilot.
It combines manipulation and machine vision to actuate
aircraft controls, and perceive aircraft instruments.
RTI Connext DDS integrates advanced software and
controls into an open, adaptable architecture.
RTI leads in defining standard architectures
for unmanned vehicles.
RTI is key to the architecture and data model
efforts for both UCS (ground stations) and
FACE (avionics). DDS enables component-
based smart systems.
UPGRADE LEGACY SYSTEMS
Boeing’s AWACS provides airborne surveillance,
command & control for battle management.
The AWACS upgrade design is more open
and supportable. Open and extensible connectivity
software lowers maintenance costs.
• Separates UAS flights from Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraft
• Certified using RTI’s RTCA DO-178C DAL A safety certification evidence for Connext DDS
• Multiple use cases: aircraft separation, disaster relief, forest monitoring, training and testing
ALLOW UAS IN NATIONAL AIR SPACE
The US Army Ground-Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) system enables Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) to safely
operate in FAA-controlled U.S. National Air Space (NAS) with other commercial, private and military aircraft.
Management: US Army UAS Project
Office System integrator: SRC, Inc.
NASA’s Human-Robotic Systems Program prototypes
robots for extraterrestrial surfaces.
The project coordinates four NASA centers building
different robots to operate in realistic environments
including over low-bandwidth, high-delay communi-
cations. Connext DDS provides these systems with
one common architecture.
LINK OVER ANY
NASA proved RTI Connext DDS for low-bandwidth,
high-delay, lossy space-earth communications
from the International Space Station (ISS).
RTI connectivity software communicates over
RTI Connext DDS reduces complexity for NASA’s Launch Control and
Data Systems through a DDS data exchange infrastructure that provides
fault tolerance through passive process replication, message traceability,
persistence profile, and content subscription profile capabilities.
ADVANCE PRECISION SCIENCE
European Southern Observatory’s new 39-meter Extremely Large
Telescope (currently in development) will be the world’s largest
optical telescope. It precisely synchronizes hundreds of servo
mirrors and scientific instruments.
RTI software coordinates precise control and measurement.
Thor’s Helmet Nebula
Credit: ESO/B. Bailleul
INTEGRATE SYSTEMS IN REAL TIME
The AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)
will form the core of the Navy’s next-generation air,
missile, surface and ballistic defense.
RTI software tracks thousands of objects, and
coordinates many ships and planes. This will be the
Navy’s most modular, scalable and capable radar.
RTI Connext DDS runs ground control at most major
airports in the SE China Region (Shanghai PVG).
Operations are extending to air traffic control in the future.
SHANGHAI AIRPORT AUTHORITY
BAE Systems selected RTI Connext DDS as part of the $1.2 billion AUD
Upgrade to Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).
With Connext DDS, the JORN Phase 6 Upgrade Program will
modernize the system, significantly increasing the radar coverage
area and information gathered for the Royal Australian Air Force,
strengthening the protection of Australia’s northern borders.
Connext DDS Cert
• Stringent SWaP requirements
• Complete certification evidence
• Full interoperability with
Connext DDS product line
Flight Management Systems
DO-178C Level A
Road Vehicle Functional Safety
IEC 60601 Class 3*
"We are the first company in Israel that uses all data from
the vehicle and integrates it into an open DDS architecture.
This architecture enables rapid and reliable information exchange,
enabling safer operations and autonomous functionality.”
Baruch Dilion, Vetronics and Integration Division Manager
The Mercedes Autonomous Car controls all vehicle dataflow
with RTI Connext DDS.
The databus combines perception, decision, display, logging,
mapping, traffic, navigation and high-performance vehicle control
over a single bus. It connects onboard and cloud modules.
MEET THE DATAFLOW CHALLENGE
Status Feb 2016
Audi’s hardware-in-the-loop simulation feeds realistic
data to components to test hundreds of ECUs.
RTI software enables a modular environment that
scales to test entire vehicles and complex scenarios.
UNIFY SIMULATION VENDORS
VW uses RTI Connext DDS for advanced vehicle projects
including the Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety
System, and V-Charge Autonomous Electric Vehicle.
RTI enables advanced reactive systems in transportation.
“Fielding autonomous vehicles to consumers requires
not only performance and flexibility today, but the safety,
security and reliability to deploy at scale. For systems
that need to operate for billions of miles over decades,
we rely on the proven pedigree of RTI's Connext DDS.”
Daniel Gandhi, Director of Autonomous Vehicles
CONTROL FUTURE TRANSPORT
Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company in the world
that has built a fully-operational hyperloop system.
The RTI Connext Databus connects the Hyperloop One
ENABLE A SAFE FLYING CAR
Airbus Vahana is developing the first certified, electric, self-
piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft.
RTI Connext DDS addresses diverse systems with the
same technology, greatly simplifying design integration
Cubic develops intelligent traffic and transportation
management systems, enabling authorities and agencies
to manage demand across the entire transportation
network – all in real time.
Cubic’s NextCity™ vision incorporates city management,
integrated traveler payment and system information.
Wi-Tronix systems wirelessly monitor high-value mobile
assets, such as locomotives and industrial equipment.
RTI addressed critical issues including optimized flow
and discovery process over a wireless network.
“By replacing our previous messaging software with RTI
Connext DDS, we were able to increase efficiency by 30%
while providing a secure, open architecture that will make it
easy for us to monitor the system remotely into the future.”
Tab Mong, System Architect
Wabtec and GE Transportation announced a plan to merge in 2018
OpenROV is bringing a robust underwater drone platform
to consumer, research and industrial markets.
“The Connext DDS framework enables us to rapidly enhance
interoperability between the technical aspects of our products.“
Charles Cross, Embedded Systems Engineer
SHM is a Norwegian technology company in the
maritime, offshore and aquaculture industries.
“RTI Connext DDS was the ideal foundation for our platform
because it’s the proven data connectivity standard for
the IoT and the only technology able to solve complex
Rune Volden, Founder and R&D Manager
VOICE AND VIDEO
Harris provides command & control systems for
fire, police and emergency response.
RTI Connext DDS meets the critical scalability, routing and
recording requirements. It connects GUIs to servers that
route voice and video between mobile and fixed points.
Harmonic transmission and video switching equipment
delivers worldwide video-on-demand.
RTI handles the real-time switching logic – thousands of
clients connecting millions of messages. Connext DDS
enables high-performance scalability and future extensibility.
Komatsu is the world’s largest mining
RTI Connext DDS provides reliable, fast connectivity
enabling control, debugging and system health
monitoring for continuous mining.
WORK IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
"When you are operating on critical infrastructure that is
thousands of meters below the ocean's surface, performance
and reliability are crucial because the smallest mistake could
lead to a multi-billion-dollar disaster. We rely on RTI to
support us with the real-time connectivity required.”
TO DEEP WATER
Bijou Abraham, Chief Software Engineer
AUTOMATE FOR COST
Well drilling automation:
• Supports complex, higher-quality wells
• Decreases time and costs
• Protects the environment from groundwater problems
• Decreases downtime and equipment failure
INCREASE SPEED AND SAFETY
Nabors uses RTI Connext DDS in its Canrig drilling equipment
to reduce manual operations for flexible drilling.
The robotics system automates all operations on the drill
floor, replacing slow, dangerous operations with fast and
RTI controls the 6.8 GW Grand Coulee Dam, the largest power plant in North
America and the fastest-responding power source on the Western Grid.
Connext DDS met the extreme availability, security and real-time challenges.
USACE is deploying the design across the 75-dam U.S. hydropower system.
FIND AND DELIVER
THE RIGHT DATA
Wind turbine farms can include 500 turbines with 100M
blades. Turbine control requires fast local loops and
maintenance data collection.
RTI-controlled wind turbines today generate ~14GW.
RTI lives at the intersection of
functional artificial intelligence
and pervasive networking
By enabling a new generation of
intelligent distributed systems,
RTI boldly seeks to transform
entire industries. We particularly
seek applications that promote
a sustainable, safe, green
and healthy planet.
Why: We Make the
World Run Better
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excellent actions and determine
to pay the price of a worthy goal.
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introduce you to your strengths.
Remain steadfast, and one day you
will build something that endures;
something worthy of your potential.
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