Data Distribution Platform for
Reconfigurable Unmanned Aircraft
Systems
Edwin de Jong, PhD
edwin@rti.com
Director of Produ...
Next-Generation Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS’s)
• Network of
– Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
– Multiple Groun...
More Efficient Communication Infrastructure
Utilization
Vehicle LAN
Data Link
Ground Station
LAN
Avionics
Net Centric GIG
...
Baseline Capabilities for UAS
Data Distribution Platform
• Open standards based
– Commonality and interoperability
• True ...
© 2010 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. 5
Communications ―Matrix of Pain‖
• Multiple traffic types:
– Sensor data streams
– Com...
Peer-To-Peer Plug-And-Play DataBus
© 2012 RTI
OMG Data Distribution Service
Control
App
Commands
Sensor
SensorData
Actuato...
Data-Centric Messaging
© 2012 RTI
Distributed Data Model and System State
Source
(Key)
Latitude Longitude Altitude
RADAR1 ...
© 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
Hundreds Of Applications
DDS Real-Time Quality of Service (QoS)
• Time aware
– Missed deadline notifications
– Time based filtering
– Nanosecond gr...
Safety-Certifiable UAS Platform
• Scalable product line
for constrained
environments
• Certifiable component
– DO-178C Lev...
Predator Ground Control Station
© 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. COMPANY
CONFIDENTIAL
• General Atomics
Aeronautical Sys...
Unmanned Air Segment (UCS)
• RTI is working with the
OSD to define a
standard architecture
for unmanned vehicles
• RTI cha...
Summary
• Next generation UAS require a flexible, safe,
and secure data distribution platform
• DDS provides standards-com...
Your systems. Working as one.
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Enabling smarter sensors onboard UAV payloads

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Payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are enabling out more and more of the U.S. military's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The ISR sensors in the payloads provide critical real-time imagery and intelligence, but often weak radio links force a compromise and distribution of that data. As a result UAV payload designers are packing more and more processing capability behind the sensor, enabling more data filtering at that level so only the most important information gets to the commanders in the field, cutting down on those communication bottlenecks. This e-cast of industry experts will cover how embedded hardware and software designers are tackling this challenge.

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Data Distribution Platform for Reconfigurable Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  1. 1. Data Distribution Platform for Reconfigurable Unmanned Aircraft Systems Edwin de Jong, PhD edwin@rti.com Director of Product Management and Strategy, RTI © 2012 RTI
  2. 2. Next-Generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS’s) • Network of – Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – Multiple Ground Control Stations (GCS’s) – Manned aircraft, space systems, ground troops • Multiple and changing mission objectives • Vision challenge: – Make data and capabilities of smart sensors accessible to every relevant participant © 2012 RTI
  3. 3. More Efficient Communication Infrastructure Utilization Vehicle LAN Data Link Ground Station LAN Avionics Net Centric GIG Tactical Backbone Real-Time Ground Station Backend WAN
  4. 4. Baseline Capabilities for UAS Data Distribution Platform • Open standards based – Commonality and interoperability • True peer-to-peer architecture – No single point of failure or vulnerability • Portable to any communication media – RF, optical links, high-speed interconnects • Available for heterogeneous environments – Embedded, low-power, small foot-print, RTOS, ARINC 653 – Mainstream OS’s (Windows, Linux) and CPUs (Intel) • Certifiable component (DO-178C) – Integration of UAVs into civil airspace © 2012 RTI
  5. 5. © 2010 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. 5 Communications ―Matrix of Pain‖ • Multiple traffic types: – Sensor data streams – Command and control data – Status, intelligence, mission, supervisory data • Different traffic requirements for each type: – Response time, priority, reliability, volume – Stealth operations • Challenging communications channel: – Large latency, low throughput – Lossy – Varying availability – Asymmetric bandwidth (downlink vs uplink)
  6. 6. Peer-To-Peer Plug-And-Play DataBus © 2012 RTI OMG Data Distribution Service Control App Commands Sensor SensorData ActuatorSensor SensorData Display App
  7. 7. Data-Centric Messaging © 2012 RTI Distributed Data Model and System State Source (Key) Latitude Longitude Altitude RADAR1 37.4 -122.0 500.0 UAV2 40.7 -74.0 250.0 LPD3 50.2 -0.7 0.0
  8. 8. © 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL Hundreds Of Applications
  9. 9. DDS Real-Time Quality of Service (QoS) • Time aware – Missed deadline notifications – Time based filtering – Nanosecond granularity • Highly tunable reliability protocol – Balance latency, throughput, reliability and resource consumption – Optimize for a wide variety of interconnects—shared memory to satellite and radio links • Historic data available to late or intermittent consumers 9© 2010 Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
  10. 10. Safety-Certifiable UAS Platform • Scalable product line for constrained environments • Certifiable component – DO-178C Level A – ~20K ELOC • Follows OMG DDS specification • FACE compliant interface in development © 2012 RTI • COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  11. 11. Predator Ground Control Station © 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems developed advanced cockpit ground control stations (GCSs) for unmanned aircraft systems • Required real-time data distribution for acquisition, analysis, and response of remote controlled aircraft • Application delivered in under 14 months • DDS speeds development
  12. 12. Unmanned Air Segment (UCS) • RTI is working with the OSD to define a standard architecture for unmanned vehicles • RTI chairs the platform architecture subcommittee & leads the data model group © 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  13. 13. Summary • Next generation UAS require a flexible, safe, and secure data distribution platform • DDS provides standards-compliant platform • Safety-critical implementation to provide foundation for DO-178 certifiable middleware © 2011 Real-Time Innovations, Inc. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL
  14. 14. Your systems. Working as one. Download Connext Free Trial NOW www.rti.com/downloads

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