NASA and Rockwell Collins are nearing completion of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data link waveform and radios that will allow a single ground station to handle command-and-control uplink and telemetry downlink to as many as 20 aircraft. A NASA Lockheed S-3 Viking and a University of Iowa Beechcraft Bonanza, both equipped with radios built by Rockwell Collins, participated in Phase 2 testing here last month. The aircraft were able to simultaneously send and receive command-and-control ...

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