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DARPA mobile project preps “soldier’s radio” [EE Times]

Mar 26, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

George Leopold of EE Times reports on the planned use of Linux as the embedded operating system within a new U.S. government “soldier's radio” . . .

“The Pentagon's research agency is preparing to demonstrate a 'soldier's radio' next year designed to provide mobile communications among individual troops anywhere on the battlefield. The 'infrastructure-free' radio network will be based on the Linux operating system and will support multiple StrongARM processors, program officials said . . .”

The “soldier's radio” is being developed by a contractor team led by ITT Aerospace and Communications (Fort Wayne, Ind.). ITT is working with MontaVista Software Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) to port embedded Linux to StrongARM processors. Darpa has adopted Linux as part of an open-systems approach to technology development . . .”

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