Yannick Lefebvre, Presagis
The ARINC 661 avionics display standard has been in existence and evolving for close to a decade – with its most recent iteration published earlier this year. Yannick examines the ARINC 661 architecture, its Cockpit Display System (CDS) and User Application (UA) components, the standard’s widget library – and how they all relate to DO-178B certification.
The military’s increased worldwide use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) is driving the demand for highly realistic training environments. Using a mix of integrated 2D and 3D COTS graphics tools can greatly accelerate the development and realism of simulators to fulfill this growing need.