Low-Cost Advanced Processor

RDA’s LCAP: Low-Cost Advanced Processor

Air ASW Systems PMA-264

RDA’s Low-Cost Advanced Processor

OBJECTIVE: LCAP is a roll-on/roll-off ASW acoustic test bed, pioneered aboard the P-3C and now on the P-8A aircraft.



  • Developed over multiple PMA264 Phase I, II, & III SBIRs
  • Offers integrated capability for system level evaluation
  • Pre-flight / In-flight / Post-flight analysis tool

LCAP enables the recording, command/control, and acoustic processing of legacy and developmental sonobuoys not yet fielded or capable of being operated by the legacy P-8A MAS.

Technology Development:

  • LCAP affords a low-cost, fast development platform to test and integrate signal processing into the Navy’s fleet software product.
  • LCAP serves as a sonobuoy development, test, and evaluation platform, most recently for the ADAR 101 A&B, the High-Gain Array and Extended-Range DIFAR, and previously for the 77C DVLA.
  • LCAP is a PC-based architecture for rapid development, high performance, low cost, and easy upgrades.
  • LCAP has flown hundreds of test flights supporting EER, IEER, MAC, MAC-E, LAMP, DEER, BTECT, and DARPA projects.
  • LCAP can command, record, and process virtually all current and experimental sonobuoys in the Navy’s inventory.


Acoustic, Control

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