Raytheon Company‘s (NYSE: RTN) wholly owned subsidiary BBN Technologies has won $2.4 million in Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funding to design and integrate an information architecture for wireless small module satellites.
The award is part of the system F6 program and will support secure real-time communications among satellite modules.
The F6 program aims to replace large satellites with clusters of less expensive small modules that carry and share resources over a wireless network. The resulting system will allow replacing or adding modules without interrupting communications or taking the satellite offline.
“BBN has long been recognized as a leader in advanced networking and has an impressive record of providing our government with superior networking technologies, ” said Craig Partridge, principal investigator at Raytheon BBN Technologies. “With this contract award, our goal is nothing short of assuring that DARPA gets a superior networking capability that enables F6’s many advantages over a single large satellite.”