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At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

By Eva Skoglund Do you know any software engineers? Do you know any of the kind that lives and thrives in the land where software meets hardware….. you know, the land where bugs are creepy, slopes are slippery, and the code you build is actually rocket science? Those are the kind of software engineers we have at Wind River. And…
Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

HIGHLIGHTS VxWorks 653 Platform serves as a key technology in the Airbus Integrated Modular Avionics helicopter implementation. Developed with the Wind River COTS platform, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics system provides unprecedented levels of performance and safety. VxWorks 653 Platform is used in over 350 programs by more than 200 customers on over 75 aircraft and supported by 24 partners.  Wind…
X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

By Linda Pirrotta This week the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft achieved a successful demonstration of the fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR).  This is the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.  AAR could help extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems. Watch the video of the refueling here.     This is…

To the Moon! And Mars, and Asteroids, and Stars…

By Mike Deliman About 20 years ago the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) hitched its first ride into space on a NASA probe, as part of one of the avionics packages – a star scanner – that was used to help keep Clementine on course. Since then VxWorks has been in many space-bound projects, returning to the Moon, beyond to Mars,…

Insider’s View: Simics client pays it forward after saving months and millions

By Jeff Gowan Recently, we had a client come to us and ask us to review a slide deck they were preparing. One team who had already had great success with Wind River Simics was planning to use this deck as part of their pitch to help another team also benefit from using Simics. What we saw in that deck…
NFV on Mars?!

NFV on Mars?!

By Ron Breault What does Wind River’s network functions virtualization (NFV) platform, the Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server have in common with NASA’s Mars Rover and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner? If you guessed “two occurrences of letter R,” you get a point for being quick off the mark, but there’s more…a whole lot more to it than that! The full…
Cleared for Take-off: A Real Life Example

Cleared for Take-off: A Real Life Example

By Jeff Gowan Certification is an important, although often costly, part of getting new equipment to market. The certification process itself can be arduous but one also has to consider the amount of time and resources spent to adequately prepare for the certification. Simulation is a way to dramatically reduce the cost of preparing for certification, while at the same time increasing the likelihood of certifying. For…
U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman & X-47B Team Receive Aviation’s Highest Honor

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman & X-47B Team Receive Aviation’s Highest Honor

By Linda Pirrotta Congratulations to the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, and the X-47B Industry Team for winning the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy. The 2013 Collier Trophy was formally presented on May 29th to the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, and the X-47B Industry Team at the annual Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner in Arlington.  The Robert J. Collier Trophy is…
AgustaWestland Project Zero – Winner of 2014 Grover Bell Award

AgustaWestland Project Zero – Winner of 2014 Grover Bell Award

By Linda Pirrotta Congratulations to the AgustaWestland Project Zero Team on receiving the coveted 2014 Grover Bell Award from The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, which is the world’s oldest and largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology. Here’s excerpt from the recent announcement: The Grover E. Bell Award is given to the individual or…