Curtiss-Wright Showcased Latest Avionics Solutions at Avionics Expo 2019

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division displayed its latest avionics products at Avionics Expo, Munich Germany, March 12- 13, 2019 (Booth A17). The products featured in Curtiss-Wright’s booth included:

  • DO-254/DO-178 Safety-certifiable 3U and 6U OpenVPXTM single board computers
  • Rugged airborne video management system solutions including a rugged 21” touchscreen
  • LCD Advance Video Display Unit (AVDU), Video Recorder, Video Switch and Converter
  • Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) products including the KAM-500 and Axon family of Data Acquisition Units (DAU)
  • The FortressTM Flight Data Recorder, and…
  • An ultra-compact mission processor system (the Parvus DuraCOR 311) and networkingsystem (Parvus DuraNET 20-11).

In addition to a wide range of proven COTS modules and systems, Curtiss-Wright collaborated with other leading technology partners for live demonstrations of open architecture products hosted in the partners’ booths:

Featured in Green Hills Software’s Booth – A64 – “Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178 tuMPTM for Avionics Systems”
The Avionics Systems Demo features Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 tuMP DO-178B Level A Safety Certified and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACETM) Conformant RTOS.

INTEGRITY-178 was demonstrated on a Curtiss-Wright’s safety-certifiable VPX3-152 3U OpenVPX NXP Power Architecture T2080 SBC and VPX3-716 3U OpenVPX AMD E8860 Graphics Processing Module. The demonstration featured Harris Corporation’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software that provides situational awareness for both civilian and military operations. The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS is the only operating system (OS) certified to conform to the FACE Technical Standard for both the Safety Base and Security Profiles for the C, C++ and Ada programming languages. The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS is available for all of Curtiss-Wright’s DO-254 safety-certifiable products, including its SBCs featuring Power Architecture, Intel, and Arm processors.

Featured in Lynx Software Technologies Booth – A60 – “Primary Flight Display/Situational Awareness”
The Primary Flight Display/Situational Awareness Demo featured ENSCO Avionics’ IData Tool Suite for advanced HMI toolkit and application elements for development and deployment of embedded software display devices. The demo highlights the features of Lynx Software Technologies’ LynxOS-178 DO-178 Safety-Critical RTOS. The application interfaces to a standard OpenGL SC 1.0.1 DO-178C/ED-12C safety certifiable graphics library suite from Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI), running on LynxOS-178 high-performance, reliability, safety and security RTOS. Hardware includes Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-131 NXP P4080 single board computer and XMC- 715 AMD Embedded Radeon E4690 GPU.

Featured in SYSGO’s Booth – A36 – “Avionics Glass Cockpit”

The Avionics Glass Cockpit demonstration featured ANSYS’ SCADE model-based development environment and DO-178C/DO-330 TQL-1 qualifiable code generation toolchain for critical embedded software with an inspection mode. The demo highlights the underlying features of SYSGO’s PikeOS 4.2. The application interfaces to a standard OpenGL SC 1.0.1 DO-178C/ED-12C safety certifiable graphics library suite from CoreAVI, running on SYSGO’s PikeOS 4.2 separation kernel based hypervisor and RTOS designed for the highest levels of safety and security. Hardware includes Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-133 NXP T2080 single board computer and XMC-715 AMD Graphics XMC.

Featured in HENSOLDT’s Booth – A35 – “CentrionTM Safety Certifiable Mission Computer System running Situational Awareness Software”
This demonstration featured DO-178C/ED-12C safety certifiable digital mapping, tactical information and Synthetic Vision System (SVS) applications running on a DO-254/ED-80 safety-certifiable mission computer. The Centrion mission computer, available from HENSOLDT and Curtiss-Wright, is a rugged ARINC 600 enclosure with re-usable OpenVPX building blocks including the VPX3-150 and VPX3-1220 SBCs, VPX3-716 Graphics and VPX3-611 I/O Card. It features CoreAVI’s OpenGL SC 1.0.1 graphics library suite for the discrete AMD Embedded Radeon high performance GPU for 4k video output. The demonstration is based on HENSOLDT’s situational awareness solution which utilizes standardized software support functions and interfaces. The Centrion uses Wind River’s VxWorks 653 RTOS.