Aerospace and Defense

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VxWorks Off to Mars on Another NASA/JPL Mission with InSight

VxWorks Off to Mars on Another NASA/JPL Mission with InSight

By Chip Downing (@ChipDowning) On May 5, 2018 NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission  was launched using a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet.…
The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

By Chip Downing I am truly excited that The Open Group FACE™ Consortium has just released the latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.   This is a milestone in creating open standards for next generation military avionics systems and includes incremental improvements to the existing standard, as well as an enhanced data architecture, graphics, and lifecycle management services.  With these enhancements…
Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

By Stephen Olsen VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition passed an important milestone with the addition of a new architecture to the list of fully supported platforms. Intel multi-core hardware has emerged over the last several years as a great choice for multiple programs that require increased computation power scaling across safe and secure applications in industries like aerospace and defense, industrial…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…