US: RTLogic, a Kratos Defense and Security Solutions subsidiary, has been selected by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to showcase a ground-breaking Common Data Link (CDL) waveform intended for use on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS).
RT Logic in the first stage of the project is building upon its extensive library of proven CDL waveforms to demonstrate Bandwidth Efficient CDL (BE-CDL) as a software defined algorithm on an existing small form factor COTS radio.
RT Logic's approach systematically validates the waveform and simulates actual flight characteristics using a real time Channel Simulator (T400CS) and other test fixtures provided by it and the government. Advances in waveform performance, lessons learned and experience will be shared collaboratively with INL throughout the project in preparation for the second phase of the program, during which the system will be flight- tested on a SUAS platform.
Brian Connell, Common Data Link Program Manager at RT Logic, "We are excited to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and extend UAS interoperability to SUAS."