“We’re trying to take our prototypes and have them work in the actual environment they’ll have to operate in aboard a ship,” said Wayne Perras, the ONR project officer overseeing the two-week experiment at Naval Special Warfare Center Dahlgren. The technology tools are being tested in a special laboratory containing shipboard combat systems and networks.
The centerpiece of the effort is a so-called “universal gateway” system designed to pass data securely and swiftly between a ship’s combat system network and its command-and-control (C2) network. The combat system network consists of the weapons and sensors found on a ship. The C2network connects to warfighting systems located beyond the ship, bringing in external sensor data and information used to help Sailors conduct their missions.
“We’re building a single, universal gateway so all data can move through it, to increase performance, flexibility, transparency of data and information assurance between the two networks,” said Perras.
via PhysOrg, continued here.