Military Embedded Systems
Full speed ahead: FACE initiative fosters reuse, cuts costs and delivery time of military avionics systems
The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard aims to hasten delivery and cut costs of military avionics systems via a modular architecture, data models, standard interfaces, and conformance criteria that meld to enable reusable software components and a common operating environment. Our editors recently caught up with Jeff Howington of Rockwell Collins, a FACE Consortium founding member, to find out how the FACE approach will affect the U.S. Army's Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) program - and the industry at large.
The impetus for the Quantum3D product lines acquisition, in one word: "Synergy" - Q&A with Ray Niacaris, Director of Operations and Sales at IData Visual Systems Inc., a subsidiary of ENSCO Inc.
Ray Niacaris elaborates on ENSCO's acquisition of IData and IGL 178 product lines, and the forthcoming implications of IData Visual Systems Inc. on the HMI market.
Static analysis is going deeper with deep-flow data flow - Interview with Jill Britton, Consultancy Services Group Manager at PRQA
A recent Military Embedded Systems interview with Jill Britton, Consultancy Services Group Manager at PRQA, reveals that "deep-flow data analysis" is the new detective on the beat in static code analysis.
Navy's NMCI network speeds warfighter's chance to get inside the adversary's OODA loop: An exclusive interview with HP's Bill Toti, Strategic VP and U.S. Navy Los Angeles class sub driver
Hewlet Packard’s Bill Toti, a former U.S. Navy submarine captain, talks to Editor Chris Ciufo about the most secure network in the DoD (NMCI) and about smartphones on the battlefield – and how their security risks weigh in when a commander’s decision must be made instantly.
In an exclusive interview with Editor Chris Ciufo, Brent Przybus, Director of Platform Marketing for Xilinx, relates how Xilinx is powering out of their "comfort zone" and into the automotive and consumer markets, thanks to new targeted platforms that are like an App Store of sorts.
''I'm excited about the processor road maps.'' - Q&A with Matt Tracewell, Executive Vice President of Tracewell Systems
Next-generation technologies are redefining price-point and performance today for the evolution of integration tomorrow.
Open source software company Kitware is implementing “computer vision” into their military video surveillance programs, bringing only events of interest to the attention of human video analysts.
Increasingly complex system designs need simulation, code generation tools - Interview with Dr. Jon Friedman, MathWorks
Model-Based Design and automatic code generation: saving time, freeing up engineers.
MC4 telemedicine brings e-Health to the battlefield: Interview with Army Lieutenant Colonel William Geesey, product manager, MC4
MC4 works to keep the e-Health technologies for military physicians overseas as cutting-edge as those back home.
VITA 65 in record time - Interview with Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Computing Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Editor’s Note: Gone are the days when a VITA spec takes years to become a reality. The following interview is a behind-the-scenes look at why OpenVPX was born and how it achieved rapid ANSI approval. Editor Chris Ciufo interviewed Ian Dunn shortly after ANSI blessed the spec. Edited excerpts follow.