Business Unit

Advanced Technologies & Innovation

ATI is home to RDA, Inc - our systems development hub for creating advanced processing systems. Specializing in underwater acoustics, DSP, and engineering R&D, our experts develop tailored solutions to meet critical operational needs. ATI's expertise comes from a combination of physicists, software, electrical, computer and mechanical engineers, along with flight qualified mission support personnel to provide operational support of our products during customer missions. ATI takes customer ideas from hypotheses to technical readiness levels capable of early lifecycle development demonstration and through its rapid prototyping capability; combining our flexible software, electro-mechanical components and embedded components to advance product development to realistic operational testing and evaluation.
Domains: Air, Cyber, Land, Sea
Products: LCAP, RFICS, RDAPS, SwiftLook, SeaSight

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems

RDA is at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art systems that incorporate cutting-edge sensor technologies, communications, advanced data processing, and artificial intelligence on unmanned systems, making them ideal for a variety of undersea warfare applications.

Advanced Software Systems

RDA stands as a trusted partner for NAVAIR, NAVSEA, ONR, and DARPA in advancing sonobuoy technology through our software systems and systems development. We have developed a multitude of processing algorithms, custom OMI’s, and RF collection and antenna performance baselines, providing government customers, end-users, and OEMs with unmatched levels of detail and performance improvement analytics. RDA remains at the leading edge of ASW, creating and defining up-and-coming Maritime Domain Awareness tactics and capabilities.

Systems Engineering and Innovation

RDA’s commitment to innovation, coupled with a deep understanding of naval requirements and systems engineering pedigree, positions us as a key contributor to the evolution of underwater surveillance capabilities. What sets us apart is the exceptional concentration of critical acoustical engineering skills and experience within RDA’s technical team—a distinctive expertise that stands unrivaled in the industry.

We additionally perform airborne systems integration, incorporating our technologies into a variety of air platforms seamlessly with existing aircraft systems. Our unique capabilities have been honed through providing pivotal technical leadership in some of the Navy’s most advanced sonar programs. This wealth of experience enables us to offer unparalleled insights and solutions, solidifying RDA’s role as a go-to partner for pushing the boundaries of systems engineering in the realm of underwater surveillance.

Operational Testing and Validation

RDA engineers perform integration and testing of our systems on a variety of aircraft platforms, such as the P-8A, P-3C, MV-22, C-130, ground stations, ships, and other R&D and APB efforts for the naval fleet. We have supported hundreds of flight tests and enhancements during developmental and operational test cycles, supporting air worthiness certifications of our products, providing validation and verification of performance and specifications for multiple generations of sonobuoys, sonobuoy receivers, and acoustic processing systems. Our capabilities in this critical domain ensure the reliability, functionality, and performance of these platforms in real-world operational scenarios.

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