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.
Thermax's new white paper, Data Cabling for Today's and Tomorrow's Aircraft, discusses the optimum data cabling characteristics for meeting aircraft design challenges such as tight routing, harsher environments, and lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
How Does the FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) Standard Measure up Against the PMC/XMC Format for Embedded Defense/Aerospace Applications?
FMCs promise to do for FPGA based solutions what PMC and XMC did for embedded CPU based systems. However, FMC is not really competing with PMC or XMC, but actually complements it, particularly for high bandwidth, low latency applications.
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.
The U.S. Army's ability to "see first, shoot second" rolls on with UGVs - An interview with Robert Moses, President of iRobot's Government and Industrial Robots division
This Q&A with Robert Moses of iRobot introduces Aware 2 software package enabling autonomous features in the "PackBot," which offers a remote presence to warfighters, and all through instructions delivered by an... Xbox controller?
GPUs shift the computing paradigm: A 10 to 100x performance increase coming soon to a military system near you: Interview with Kevin Berce, Business Development Manager at NVIDIA
Why is real-time video rendering about to get a whole lot better? NVIDIA's CUDA programming environment, explains Business Development Manager Kevin Berce.
Rugged, prepackaged "shoeboxes" move into the mil tech fore, but what about program-specific tech? - Q&A with Paul Scanlon, General Manager of GE Intelligent Platforms Mil/Aero-Systems
In a Q&A, Paul Scanlon of GE Intelligent Platforms details why his shoebox contains proven, not program-specific, technologies.
Requirements reuse is not for everyone. There is a broad spectrum of need in terms of requirements management tooling in the market today, and organizations first need to know where they lie on the requirements maturity curve.
Virtualization is used for myriad applications including melding legacy with new offerings and the secure with the nonsecure, in addition to providing savings in physical hardware space and expense. However, the issue of fragmentation can slow system performance in a virtualized environment. But there is hope, thanks to best practices described herein.
Extended Temperature Device and Testing Advancements for COMs and SFF SBCs Enable Reliable, Long Life Systems
Designing a system using extended temperature components is the most effective method to ensure reliable functionality in an extreme temperature range is met.