Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

A co-worker recently reported on our project, BACN.
Quick overview of the project: BACN is, like the name says, an airborne communications node. It allows different radio and data links to be routed to different users. This allows various users, including the warfighter, to access communications they might not otherwise have access to. Our piece is a web-based situational awareness display that shows Link16 data.
I finally made it out to Miramar to view some test flights. Plenty of technical difficulties but pretty neat nonetheless.
Here is some video from a local news cast.
An history of the plane can be found here.

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