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Connectors Lighten the SWaP Burden in UAV/MUMT Aircraft Electronics

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP05_01
Published May 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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  • English

Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior's situational awareness. When a multi-platform communications system is employed, operators get the big picture of the entire fight as it unfolds. The time between sensors detecting threats and operators making decisions is dramatically slashed.

With MUMT, an immense amount of information, including video, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data-obtained from high-bandwidth sensors-is rapidly routed between manned and unmanned airborne platforms, satellites, ground radar, remote command and control centers, and integrated tactical networks (ITNs). Compact electronics employing advanced connectors with reduced SWaP profiles make today's UAV innovations possible.