Broadband On Aircraft (BOA™)

BOA™ transceivers provide high bandwidth networking capability over existing wiring on legacy platforms. They are designed to meet the harsh environmental conditions experienced on fighter aircraft, as well as land and marine platforms. Wherever there is a need for Ethernet communications, but the installation of new network cabling is cost or time prohibitive, then a BOA™ system is the solution.



BOA™ Transceiver Specifications

  • Employs militarized commercial wideband Power Line Communications (PLC) technology
  • Meets DO-160F specifications
  • IP-67 sealed
  • Single connector for power and Ethernet data
  • Built-in status indicators
  • Lab and Aircraft tested
  • Provides 65 Mbps over existing power busses or discrete wiring
  • Provides 60 Mbps over a 1553 data bus
  • Does not interfere with existing systems
  • Requires less than 3 Watts
  • Operates from 115Vac or 9-36VDC
  • 1.5 pounds



Technology Description
A BOA™ system comprises two (2) or more BOA™ transceivers installed at the locations where new equipment needs to communicate. Ethernet data is encrypted and converted into wideband, very low power signals, that are inductively coupled to the existing platform wiring. The process is bi-directional and transparent to the external systems. Built-in Quality of Service (QoS) ensures the data is delivered.




  • Addresses military need to "expand missions by enabling the intercommunications within legacy aircraft to grow without having to add any wires or cables."
  • Facilitates upgrades and modernization of legacy platforms at a fraction of the cost and effort required to install dedicated network cabling.


BOA™ transceivers are available today for evaluation and purchase. Contact 5-D to discuss your particular application and requirements. Customization is available, and intellectual property rights are licensable.


To learn more about BOA™, how it operates, the performance it provides, and potential applications, download our BOA™ brochure