Esterline CMC and Green Hills Join Forces at AUSA

Esterline CMC Electronics MFD-3068 smart display will be featured in the Green Hills Software booth no. 9053 at this year’s AUSA show.  The display will be operating with the Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178 tuMP Multicore operating system.

Esterline’s third-generation MFD-3068 smart display is designed as an open architecture platform, featuring next-generation MOSArt (Modular Open System Architecture) middleware developed to non-proprietary industry standards for the partitioning of applications (ARINC 653) and for high assurance operating systems like the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 tuMP Multicore operating system.

Esterline CMC Electronics’ initial deployment of INTEGRITY-178 tuMP on the MFD-3068 was for Airbus Helicopters’ CH-53GS/GE Sea Stallion Upgrade, Patria’s Grob 115E Upgrade for the Finnish Air Force and with several undisclosed programs also under contract.  INTEGRITY-178 tuMP has since become the first operating system certified as conforming to the FACE Technical Standard for Intel Multicore Processors.

“Today’s multicore technology offers significant flexibility in meeting the processing throughput required for our advanced line of smart displays and mission computers,” said Marc Bouliane, product director, Avionics Display Solutions, Esterline.  “Our goal is to achieve the ideal Size, Weight, and Power reduction (SWaP) by leveraging modern multicore parts while simultaneously harnessing as much of their available capacity as possible.  Green Hills is a supplier capable of meeting these SWaP and throughput goals without jeopardizing our safety certification requirements. After a very thorough and extensive trade study, Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 tuMP was the only RTOS that met all of these requirements.”

The MFD-3068 offers true 8-bit color rendition with optical performance stabilized over its design life-time and its extended operating temperature envelope (+70C continuous). Its next-generation Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination system supports multi-mode operations day/night/NVIS) and provides up to 275 fL of illumination in day mode.  This display solution with Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 tuMP and Esterline’s MOSArt Middleware allows customers to host their own applications (Patria), host applications from Esterline (Airbus Helicopters) and 3rd parties, or any combination, providing significant flexibility in meeting customer needs.