According to a recent press release, Lockheed Martin has begun using a newly developed advanced maritime test bed to demonstrate how evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely even in difficult naval settings.
Lockheed Martin’s test bed will likely improve the quality of embedded software testing that goes into its products including, sophisticated intelligence, communications and sensor systems. As a result, developers will be able to better adjust code during the development process to be compatible with demanding naval settings at sea and ashore.
Dr. Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions, said in the release, “The Navy is confronted with unique challenges that require superior, faster intelligence sharing. The maritime test bed provides a cost effective, risk reduction platform that can be used for realistic testing to demonstrate what is possible – with the end goal of providing real-time, decision-quality intelligence for the Navy.”
Lockheed Martin recently used its test bed to show how the Navy could fuse simulated Aegis radar data with other integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data to provide a complete picture of the battle space. The test bed collected, analyzed and processed the data, then distributed it to platforms at sea and on shore.
The new test bed was developed with open standards software infrastructure, which will allow it to leverage multiple information sources and databases for testing and will help software developers better account for the environment their products will be operating within.