ARINC’s Engineering Services subsidiary won a three-year contract extension to continue testing and certification for the protocol and sensor applications.
The company’s goal is to help the Army’s Logistics Innovation Agency create an enterprise-wide asset tracking and monitoring solution, said Monty Montero, vice president for defense systems engineering and support.
ARINC is the prime contractor for the Next Generation Wireless Communications project with Cubic serving as a subcontractor.
The team used commercial available radio chipsets for the ad-hoc, self-forming, self-healing, battery operated, wireless mesh network.
Future development will focus on handheld reader and data file capability, reliability, interoperability with legacy systems and additional information assurance features.
ARINC holds the rights to negotiate a contract with Lancaster County, Pa. to provide the county a new emergency radio system.