Remote Control Technology teams with Columbia Group and the U.S. Navy to deliver custom handheld wireless system

REDMOND, Wa., 8 March 2011. U.S. Navy officials required a simple wireless solution to launch and recover the Lockheed Martin Remote Multi Mission Vehicle (RMMV) from littoral combat ships (LCS). They found their solution at Remote Control Technology (RCT) in Redmond, Wa.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

REDMOND, Wa., 8 March 2011. U.S. Navy officials required a simple wireless solution to launch and recover the Lockheed Martin Remote Multi Mission Vehicle (RMMV) from littoral combat ships (LCS). They found their solution at Remote Control Technology (RCT) in Redmond, Wa.

RCT engineers sought to find a simple wireless solution that could be customized to fit the Navy's needs: a handheld wireless system that would be able to deploy and recover the RMMV from the new Navy littoral combat ships. In partnership with the Columbia Group, RCT staff customized a Long Range Wireless Handheld System.

The application proved challenging given the Navy's strict requirements pertaining to radio frequencies. RCT was able to assign a specific frequency to the handheld systems and provide security coding so the chosen frequency was secure. After the frequency was set, RCT designed the handheld transmitter to meet the Navy's needs.

RCT has extensive experience dealing with custom wireless applications ranging from small business to fortune 500 companies. Some of the larger companies that RCT has worked with are: Boeing, L3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, Laser Guidance, Stoneway Cement, Ford, Puget Sound Energy, SAIC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Raytheon.

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