ATAK Demo – DoD Lab Day

ATAK was demoed at DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon by AFRL. From the AF.MIL web site: A few of the 26 technologies that AFRL will highlight at DOD Lab Day include: the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), which automatically takes control of a fighter aircraft to avoid impending ground collisions and which has already saved two pilots …

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Data Ferrying with UAS

Here’s a research paper written to describe AFRL’s project using TAKServer (MARTI) to do data ferrying between disconnected systems. Abstract—The effectiveness of ground-based, wireless tactical data networks is often constrained by limitations such as communication range and line-of-sight. SATCOM is not always available because it is relatively expensive and highly contended. Data ferrying is an alternative method of data transfer …

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AFRL Leverages ATAK for iSTAC Program

From Defense News Systems: The Air Force is starting a new program that could potentially allow users other than the pilot to control airborne sensors—allowing shared access for multiple warfighters. The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory released a presolicitation for the Information Management-Enabled Sensor Tasking and Ad Hoc Control program yesterday. [snip] AFRL plans to leverage three sets of …

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