Coast Guard chooses weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 4 March 2014. U.S. Coast Guard aviation experts needed a weather radar system for the service's future MH-65E Dolphin helicopter. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Coast Guard officials are choosing Rockwell Collins to provide the company's RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar with enhanced ground and shoreline mapping, as well as new maritime surface search mode, as the MH-65E radar sensor system (RSS) for 102 MH-65E helicopter avionics systems. The MH-65E is to join the Coast Guard fleet in 2017.

The Rockwell Collins RTA-4114 will provide the Coast Guard's future MH-65E with a lightweight, flexible, and supportable radar, company officials say. The RTA-4114 automatically scans ahead of the helicopter and combines the returns through advanced digital processing and analysis algorithms to display precipitation rates and weather threats.

Related: EADS North America delivers HC-144A maintenance training unit to the U.S. Coast Guard

The MH-65E Dolphin helicopter is to be the latest version of the MH-65, the Coast Guard's most ubiquitous helicopter, and will feature an all-glass cockpit with advanced navigation capabilities to meet emerging FAA requirements. The MH-65 is the Coast Guard's version of the French-built Airbus Helicopter (formerly Eurocopter) AS365 Dauphin.

The MH-65 helicopter is designed to operate in all-weather conditions except in icing conditions, as well as at night, and is the primary Coast Guard helicopter used aboard Coast Guard cutters during deployments.

The helicopter has a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, a heads-up display (HUD), and other avionics upgrades are being installed aboard the H-65 as part of the conversion-sustainment initiative to sustain the airframe for the foreseeable future.

Related: National Weather service eyes backplane and circuit card upgrades to NEXRAD weather radar

The Rockwell Collins RTA-4114 weather radar features automated tilt, clutter removal and gain management, as well as automatic compensation for many predictable atmospheric and climatic conditions.

Under the Coast Guard contract, Rockwell Collins will provide an enhanced RTA-4114 radar with a new maritime surface search mode and advanced ground clutter-rejection algorithms expanding the radar’s ground mapping capability for shoreline and over water use.

For more information contact Rockwell Collins online at www.rockwellcollins.com, Airbus Helicopters at www.airbushelicopters.com, or the U.S. Coast Guard at www.uscg.mil.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video on the role of innovation. Then, simply answer 4 multiple-choice questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR THREE MOST RECENT WINNERS. Eric from L3, Alan from ATK, and Terry from the University of California


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

SBC-K7 Embedded PC for Instrumentation and Control

The SBC-K7 is an ideal platform for embedded instrumentation that combines an Atom PC running Win...

Rugged Mobile Communications Server

Advanced communications server designed to be deployed in environments where it needs to meet cer...

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Related Companies

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of DSP and data ac...

Elma Electronic Inc

Who we are...   About Elma Electronic Systems   The Systems division of Elma Electronic Inc. supplies the

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Hot on the Wire

There is no current content available.
Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

View the 2014 Buyer's Guide Now!


Mil & Aero Magazine

April 2014
Volume 25, Issue 4
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

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
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