White Papers

Pinnacle’s Modern Training Solution

Aircraft maintenance personnel are tasked with the vital responsibility of ensuring the safety and optimal condition of the aircraft we all use daily. As aircraft operations continue to adapt to a modern world by leveraging new technologies and systems, aircraft maintenance must also modernize and evolve with it. Unfortunately, the training infrastructure for aircraft maintenance has remained largely stagnant, relying heavily on legacy methods of instruction and costly hands-on training with operational aircraft. In this Whitepaper, we will examine the limitations of prevailing maintenance training practices and the modern solutions offered through virtual training, from replacing the physical equipment to progress tracking and more.


Key Considerations for Radar Testing

Whether you’re putting pencil to paper for your next program bid, assessing the mass-migration costs to move your teams to Windows 10, or serving as a portfolio manager for software engineers to support a growing inventory of legacy testers, you are consistently evaluated on your ability to manage cost and risk. You are not alone.

Explore the best practices NI has identified while working with thousands of engineers and leadership teams to manage technological and business risk and ultimately generate a sustainable market advantage through improvements in test engineering and operational support.


A Technology Leap to Accelerate the Development of Complex, Reliable, and Scalable Embedded Systems

Real-time embedded systems are present in every innovative industry like aerospace, automotive, industrial, rail transportation, nuclear and medical devices. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, industrial IoT, autonomous vehicle, robotics and smart automation are driving exponential growth in the number and complexity of real-time embedded systems. These electronic systems now drive the value of smart hardware across industries, but also are at the core of the safety and reliability of equipment.

As the growth in number and complexity of these real-time embedded systems accelerates and regulations raise the bar on reliability of critical systems, another perfect storm is brewing: the rapid adoption of multi-core processors, though necessary to support the computing power requirements of real-time systems, makes it almost impossible to integrate software and hardware using existing software engineering methods while taking advantage of the increased computer power.

Software development organizations not only have to cope with dramatic increases in the cost and time necessary to design, code, integrate and test real-time embedded systems, but they are at a loss how to take advantage of the new multi-core processors to meet the performance and quality requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s embedded systems.
The development of a real-time embedded system is being challenged on four levels today: the limitation of the current development process to address the complexity of these new real-time embedded systems, the difficulty and cost to meet new performance constraints, the hurdle of meeting stringent safety regulations, and the lack of support for rapid prototyping.

With this document, we describe and demonstrate in a series of four episodes how KRONO-SAFE addresses such problems with its ASTERIOS unique software engineering solution.


Aircraft Ozone Converter Field Deactivation Study

What are common causes for loss of ozone conversion efficiency in ozone converters long range converter aircraft?

How can airlines optimize ozone converter fleet service life and maintenance intervals?

BASF has studied ozone converters in the field and determined what the primary cause was of catalyst deactivation

This white paper describes common causes for loss of ozone conversion efficiency in ozone converters installed on long range converter aircraft and what the results are in catalyst deactivation and loss of ozone converter performance.

Download the BASF White Paper and better understand the results of the survey and how BASF has developed data analytics models which can aid airlines in optimizing their ozone converter fleet maintenance schedules thus reducing cost and prolonging the service life; and differentiate their ozone converter performance based on their flight routes, operations and maintenance procedures and compare themselves to the original ozone converter design.


Securing the E-enabled Aircraft

E-enabled aircraft provide many benefits to operators, but connecting these aircraft systems to a network creates new challenges that must be addressed in order to benefit from real-time Internet of Things (IoT) data.


– Challenges in securing aircraft systems,
– Security risk assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities,
– Steps to consider in WP-securing-the-e-enabled-aircraft.

To find out more download the Wind River White Paper.