Aerospace & Defense

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Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

By guest contributor Ben Brosgol, Senior Technical Staff, AdaCore Writing reliable, safe and secure software is tough. Doing it for for hard real-time systems with demanding certification requirements -- such as DO-178B or DO-178C for avionics -- is tougher and indeed is one of the most daunting challenges that a developer has to face. Meeting this challenge calls for experience-hardened…
Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

By Stephen Olsen Whether building a new aircraft or designing new capabilities into industrial and medical control systems, choosing the right system software and hardware architectures is crucial for the success of the program. The aerospace and defense industry and the embedded community continue to shift towards adopting the latest hardware to solve challenging performance problems that address a variety…
Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

By Chip Downing 2017 is yet one more banner year for the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform. We are proud to announce that Wind River has been recognized once again by Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology with a Gold award for VxWorks 653 -- a testament to the value and capabilities of this industry leading product. We also…
FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

By Chip Downing The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical standard and business approach was proven yesterday at the FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) sponsored by NAVAIR at Patuxent River.  Over 30 avionics systems suppliers exhibited their FACE platform solutions at the Solomons Conference Center.  This event is driving the future of the FACE standard, transitioning from building and testing…
Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Guest blog by Greenwave's Artur Menzeleev Internet of Things (IoT) edge analytics is experiencing a dramatic upsurge in interest. The impact of moving analytics to the edge is showing its potential in industrial automation, industrial asset optimization, and industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments. As both hardware processing and software analytics get more powerful at the edge, the industry has begun shifting the traditional…
AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

By Kevin Konkos What do I want to eat yesterday?  Seems like a strange question.  Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to…

Multi-core systems: 5 stages of grief

By Stephen Olsen The avionics industry of the past decade has been characterized by rapid technology acceleration, as the vision of the connected cockpit is becoming an everyday reality. Fueled by hardware and software advancements, avionics suppliers can now place up to 10,000 sensors on an airplane wing, not to mention connect the flight to an array of ground control…
VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

By Stephen Olsen The growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems is placing increased pressure on suppliers to deliver aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. One way to address this complexity is to use more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software technologies that come with…
The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

By Chip Downing 2017 is a banner year for The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium.   It is now crossing its seventh anniversary and has completed the technical and business documents that will drive new FACE procurements with enduring efficiencies for generations of military aircraft.  The FACE approach is now ready for building efficient, affordable, and competitive next…
Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2017 conference, which was held in Munich for the third consecutive year. It’s a popular location due to its excellent transport links, Bavarian cuisine, and of course weissbier. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Staying Ahead of the Competition in a Growth Market’, and the keynote presentations covered…