Northrop Grumman has selected Thinklogical, a producer of fiber optic KVM switching and routing technologies, to supply infrastructure solutions to the U.S. Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS).
The BAMS program is designed to support a variety of all-weather maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, Thinklogical says.
Northrop Grumman selected Thinklogical’s VelocityKVM and VX Router System to provide interaction between flight control and sensory data, Thinklogical says. Further, Thinklogical's fiber optic extension and routing systems will enable the BAMS Mission Control System (MCS) to centralize critical computing resources and allocate them as needed to the BAMS Operator Stations, the firm says.
The VelocityKVM fiber extension system is powered by Thinklogical's MRTS technology, which provides end-to-end data transmission with unparalleled performance, the company says. That technology is key when real-time collaboration applications are in place and eliminating dropped frames and latency is of paramount importance. In addition, the VX Router provides a secure KVM solution while delivering 6.25 Gbps. of routing bandwidth.
Northrop Grumman “did a very thorough job, working closely with Thinklogical to design the BAMS computer infrastructure,” said Sam Guinto, of Northrop Grumman's BAMS UAS MCS system integration and test lead. “We based our design decisions on Thinklogical's system performance, interface routing capability and functionality.”
Thinklogical Tapped for Navy’s Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft
The company's VelocityKVM and VX router systems will provide seamless interaction between flight control and sensory data.