US Navy Hires NAI for Its Ship to Shore Connector Program

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) was awarded a contract for the delivery of advanced, rugged intelligent I/O and communications subsystem for Data Acquisition and Control solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Program.

The SSC is the successor to the Navy’s extremely versatile Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle, which is nearing its expected service life. NAI’s Sensor Interface Unit (SIU35) offers modularity and adds distributed interfaces over Ethernet for custom solutions using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

As part of the Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) system, the SIU35 enables population of each board with function-specific modules.

The Space, Weight and Power-Cost (SWaP-C) optimized design increases packaging density, saves enclosure slots, and reduces power consumption, resulting in easy integration, cost savings and no NRE. In addition, the SIU35 incorporates automatic background Built-in-Test (BIT) testing that is always enabled and continually checks the health of each channel.