Engineers at Dot21 Real-Time Systems in Columbia, Md., needed middleware to upgrade the U.S. Navy’s SPS-48 radar system. They found a solution with Network Data Distribution Service (NDDS) from Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), in Santa Clara, Calif.
Workers at Dot21 used NDDS to make their radar display application compliant with the Open Architecture Computing Environment (OACE) specifications for military systems.
“One of the key enabling technologies is middleware,” says Mark Bailey, business development manager at Dot21 Real-Time Systems. “We chose NDDS because RTI is the leader in the DDS space with the U.S. Navy. NDDS gives us a path to provide Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Port Hueneme, Calif., a radar display that will support mission requirements for years to come.”
“Using open architectures will allow the Navy to afford its future,” notes William Johnson, director of Open Architecture, program executive office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO-IWS7). “New technology is available every 18 months. Using standards-based interfaces such as DDS allows us to easily introduce upgraded hardware in our operational systems without having to rewrite the application software.”
RTI’s open-architecture platform, NDDS, is based on the Object Management Group’s (OMG’s) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard. NDDS offers a set of publish-subscribe middleware that is a solution for integrating diverse systems. For more information, see www.rti.com.