RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C safety certification is a crucial step for safety-critical avionics software programs, but for many program managers and software leads it still poses significant risk, especially when using multi-core processors. This risk is mainly due to the fact that certification authorities have not yet issued formal guidance or policy on multi-core certification.
Guest blog by Paul Parkinson.
MagiCad has been used to design an airplane hangar at Keflavik Airport, by Ferill, an Icelandic consulting company in engineering design and construction. The new hangar is 27m high, and the ground floor stretches across 10,500 square metres.
Manufacturer of enhanced rugged displays for military and aerospace applications, Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) has contracted with the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO) to manufacture a new 4.3" Control Display Unit (CDU). The TAPO mission focuses on aircraft modernisation programmes and life cycle management to provide the most capable rotary wing aircraft in the world.
Pentek has announced the Talon RTR 255x series, a new high performance Small Form Factor (SFF) recorder product line for serial data streams. Optimised for SWaP (size, weight and power), the Pentek Talon RTR SFF product line provides the performance and storage capacity previously only possible in much larger rack-mountable products.
The Memory Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc. has announced the AMADEUS – Advanced Memory and Data Exchange Universal System. The AMADEUS includes the Model 9740 Multi-Port data transfer unit which includes four removable memory cards (RMC) and a mini-Ground Station Adapter (GSA). The Model 9740 provides simultaneous data interface over 10GB Ethernet, Mil-Std 1553, RS-232/422 as well as options to record multiple SMPTE 292 and NTSC (RS-170) video/audio channels.
Rackmount servers have their place, yet already-deployed defence platforms and the world’s militaries often prefer tried-and-true OpenVPX-style systems for legacy card- and system interoperability. Until now, upgrading those systems with the best 'rack style' server compute engine wasn’t possible using OpenVPX. General Micro Systems (GMS) has changed this entirely with the launch of a 6U, dual-CPU OpenVPX server blade with two of Intel’s Xeon processors - plus the rest of the server, including storage - all on one blade.
In a world full of cyber security dangers that threaten the safety of soldiers and civilians alike, every user and application on the battlefield needs to protect classified data and ensure that critical systems aren't compromised in any way. To solve these dual problems, General Micro Systems has announced a thin 1U rackmount secure storage server with removable, hardware-encrypted RAID modules.
Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) in Single Channel, Dual Parallel and Dual Tandem Series from Honeywell are now available at Aerco. Designed for next-gen harsh-environment aircraft applications, Honeywell’s aerospace LVDT provides infinite resolution linear position solutions for design engineers needing to reduce design cycle time and expedite speed to market.
Military personnel do not have the luxury of having field service representatives on every deployment. Having intuitive, compact and reliable devices can therefore be critical to the success of a military operation. Jonathan DiGiacomandrea, Applications Engineering Manager for Ultralife Corporation, explains how technological advances are influencing the design of batteries in military devices.