ARINC’s NGWC mesh tracks 200 vehicles, passes test at Army Depot in Kuwait

ANNAPOLIS, Md., 25 March 2011. ARINC Engineering Services LLC’s NGWC wireless mesh solution for tracking military assets has been demonstrated and reviewed by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC). ARINC and partners Cubic Global Tracking Solutions (CGTS) and Lunarline conducted a Proof-of-Principle (PoP) demonstration, tracking 200 vehicles through the Army’s Camp Arifjan Wash Rack in Kuwait, a primary trans-shipment point for U.S. materiel.

The NGWC solution, based on advanced mesh network technology from Cubic, has been developed and demonstrated under a series of task orders from the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency as part of the Agency’s Next Generation Wireless Communications for Logistical Applications (NGWC) program.

“The Army Sustainment Command has determined our NGWC mesh network tracking solution improves their wash rack process,” says Robert Higginbotham, senior director, ARINC Advanced Systems. “We expect to hear soon that ASC wants to expand the use of our technology at Camp Arifjan, other Kuwait locations, and possibly into Afghanistan. We are anticipating another task order for this work.”

“Lunarline appreciated the opportunity to support the secure design, implementation, and testing of the DoD Information Assurance (IA) requirements for the program,” says Waylon Krush, CEO of Lunarline.

The NGWC demonstration at Camp Arifjan accurately tracked a sample of 200 vehicles in near real time, from their initial storage locations at incoming Lot 58, through complete cleaning and processing, to outgoing sterile storage lots. The demonstration hardware included rugged battery-powered asset tags with GPS sensor technology and advanced wireless “mesh network” capability that is self-forming and self-healing.

In use, each asset tag transmits its own precise location, and a group of asset tags will self-assemble into a local mesh network to relay all tag locations efficiently. This wireless data is collected by local gateways and sent to a Device Management Center that keeps a central database of all tags and locations. An operator can search for individual assets by their serial numbers and find their locations in a matter of seconds.

The incoming lot at Camp Arifjan can hold 10,000 vehicles; therefore, a full-scale application of ARINC’s NGWC tracking technology would greatly simplify inventory and tracking.


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

XCalibur5090 | Dual Virtex-7 Based Digital Signal Processing 6U LRM FPGA with Quad 2500 MSPS DAC and 3200 MSPS ADC

The XCalibur5090 is a high-performance, reconfigurable, conduction-cooled 6U LRM module based on ...

XPedite7574 | 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Broadwell-H Processor-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled 3U VPX-REDI Module

The XPedite7574 is a high-performance, 3U VPX-REDI, single board computer based on the 5th genera...

XCalibur1645 | Freescale Eight-Core P4080 Processor-Based Conduction-Cooled 6U VPX Module

The XCalibur1645 is a high-performance, 6U VPX, single board computer supporting Freescale QorIQ ...

ScanFaker DRSii - Networked Radar Simulator

High resolution radar stimulator supporting analog and LAN output. Resolution down to 1m is possi...

Ultra-Flex Omni Antennas

The Southwest Antennas Ultra-Flex is a line of S-Band & C-Band omni antennas with a unique enviro...

S & C Dual-Band Omni Antennas

SWA Dual-Band Omni Antennas are designed to cover the S & C bands, and are available with multipl...

4G LTE Cellular Omni Concealment Antenna

The 4G LTE Cellular Omni Concealment Antenna from Southwest Antennas measures only 4.70" x 1.70" ...

Body Worn Antennas

Body Worn Antennas from SWA are ideal for covert surveillance applications where the radio and an...

PowerDNR RACKtangle®

3U Gigabit Ethernet Data Acquisition and control rack United Electronic Industries allows the ins...

PowerDNA-MIL

Four-Slot, Military Style I/O Chassis with Military/Rugged 38999 connectivity, 100% COTS solution...

Related Companies

TEN TECH LLC

Is a mechanical engineering consulting company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with operations in Billerica, MA, pro...

Dspnor AS

Offers radar signal processing and distribution. The products interface to virtually any radar system in use today. T...

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

About Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (CWDS) is a long established techno...

PALMARII Dynamics AB

PALMARII Dynamics is a Swedish company incorporated in 2012 as a competence centre for specialist naval architecture ...

PELORUS NAVAL SYSTEMS Inc

Pelorus Naval Systems is a specialist naval defense engineering and support services company with headquarters in Ran...

Southwest Antennas

Southwest Antennas designs and manufactures high-performance RF & Microwave antennas and accessories designed for tod...

CORWIL Technology Corp

CORWIL Technology, the premier US based, IC assembly and test services subcontractor, offering full back-end assembly...

United Electronic Industries Inc

UEI is a leader in the PC/Ethernet data acquisition and control, Data Logger/Recorder and Programmable Automation Con...

IndustryARC

IndustryARC primarily focuses on Cutting Edge Technologies and Newer Applications of the Market. Our Custom Research ...

RPMC Lasers Inc

Offers 1500 DPSS lasers, lamp lasers, fiber lasers and diode lasers. Provides, ultrafast, picosecond, nanosecond, cw ...

Webcasts

Harsh Environment Protection for Advanced Electronics and Components

This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn more about ultra-thin Parylene conformal coatings – how they are applied, applications they protect today, and the properties and benefits they offer, includin...

New Design Tools That Help You Develop Radar That Sees the Un-seeable and Detects the Undetectable

Xilinx EW/ISR System Architect, Luke Miller, has new tricks and he’s going to tell you all about them in a new Xilinx Webinar—for free. His Webinar will cover new ways to implement Radar functions including ...
Sponsored by:

Press Releases

CURTISS-WRIGHT AWARDED CONTRACT BY SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor ...

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

Camarillo, CA June 19, 2015, Innovative Integration, a trusted supplier of signal processing and data acquisition hardware and software solutions, today announced the FMC-S...

METADATA SUPPORT ENHANCES INDUSTRY-LEADING HD VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM CURTISS-WRIGHT

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further enhanced its innovative VRD1 high definition (HD) video management system (VMS) w...

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

August 2015
Volume 26, Issue 8
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE