Over the past three decades, the evolution of electronic systems in terms of complexity, integration and reuse has required a continuous search for convergence and standardization.

The aim of the standardization effort would be to allow for the rapid incorporation of new technologies, reconfigurability (hardware, firmware and software), rapid deployment, life cycle extension and possibly cost reduction and affordability through the reuse of core components.

Software Defined Architecture researched and developed in the field of military radios, has become a standard approach for the design of any transceiver, including GPS/GNSS receivers, datalinks (broadband and tactical) and satellite communications.


Designed for easy-to-connect and easy-to-use voice communications. NGI, together with its partners, has a vision for the future mesh network architecture.

Mesh networks allow all customers to create communication networks without any infrastructure. Additional sensors and electronic devices, together with data fusion and management algorithms, create an intelligent communication network for the land, sea and air domains.

Open System Architecture

The idea of the open system architecture or integrated avionics systems is to supplant federated equipment.

A single black-box designed perform basic avionics functions, such as navigation, communications, threat warning, etc., can be re-tooled or upgraded with common programmable modules configured via SW to perform the various required functions.

This approach should be advantageous for: whole life-cycle cost, availability, supportability (think of the benefit of logistics support activities having to deal with a common spare parts pool), robust fault tolerance and reconfiguration capabilities. The features and functions of an open system architecture, which makes use of a set of core components, allow NGI to propose and design its own equipment to support the requirements of future avionics platforms.