Sunhillo’s Real-Time Interface & Conversion Item (RICI) is a versatile and modular platform designed for surveillance and sensor data formatting, filtering, and conversions. The RICI 6000 is the latest iteration in the highly deployed and successful RICI product line which is used across the FAA and ANSP’s around the globe. The RICI 6000 is a form, fit and function replacement for the RICI 5000, and uses readily available components, ensuring the RICI is supportable for the foreseeable future. The updated RICI features the latest technology and increased throughput.
The RICI is an ideal solution for networks requiring low-density, high-speed system interfacing to multiple serial ports with the ability to scale to future network demands. Running Sunhillo’s SureLine® software, the RICI is a compact FPGA-based signal processing platform that enables synchronous, asynchronous and Bisync serial plus LAN interconnectivity.
Common conversions performed by the RICI include message format transformations between surveillance data in ECGP, SGF, CD-2, ASR, ASTERIX, ADS-B, MAR, TPS75, Mode 4, ARTS, AIRCAT-500, and Mode S, in addition to sync, async serial, and LAN formats. Visit the Sunhillo SureLine Software Suite webpage for a full conversion capability matrix. We are constantly adding new conversions. If the conversion you require is not listed, please contact us.
The RICI provides IP-based network connectivity via dual Gigabit Ethernet ports located on the front panel. Each RICI serves as the interface to 4 serial ports of data. The unit can also be used for LAN-to-LAN data formatting, filtering, and/ or conversion. Standard serial cables connect directly to the rear of each DB25 connector, maintaining independent high speed connectivity in the Serial-to-LAN data configuration.