Cockpit Electronics & Avionics Technology

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Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 29 Sept. 2014. Aircraft software experts at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., are helping the U.S. Navy upgrade software to enable existing airborne mission computers to disseminate collected maritime airborne mission data in real time.

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide cockpit displays for Navy jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of cockpit displays for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber and the EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace segment in Albuquerque, N.M.

Power PRM for UAS and other SWAP-constrained military applications introduced by Vicor

ANDOVER, Mass., 29 Sept. 2014. Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the power pre-regulator module (PRM) for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and other military systems designs that focus on small size, weight, and power (SWAP).

Aircraft pilots benefit from modern cockpits with greater visual acuity, situational awareness, communications

Aircraft pilots benefit from modern cockpits with greater visual acuity, situational awareness, communications

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 25 Sept. 2014. “Visual acuity in the cockpit is a bigger problem than you might think,” describes Bruce S. Maxwell of Luma Technologies during the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week. “The sun is the enemy; pilots are in and out of it all day long,” he says, showing an image of a pilot wearing dark sunglasses and a fully extended sun visor in the sunlit cockpit.

All avionics technology domains growing, with exception of HUDs, says Thales Avionics’ Gatti

All avionics technology domains growing, with exception of HUDs, says Thales Avionics’ Gatti

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 25 Sept. 2014. The avionics sector sits at the intersection of two major technology domains: electronics and aeronautical – with the added pressure of certification, describes Marc Gatti of Thales Avionics during his talk, titled “Technological Changes and Competitive Advantage: the New Deal for Avionics Firms,” at the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week.

GE Aviation’s Garrigan stresses need to intelligently integrate with safety in mind

GE Aviation’s Garrigan stresses need to intelligently integrate with safety in mind

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 24 Sept. 2014. Neil R. Garrigan, executive manager - advanced integrated products at GE Aviation opened the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) this week in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a discussion of propulsion, power, and avionics technologies and systems integration. He stressed the need to “intelligently integrate” electronics systems and technologies.

APEI engineering manager presents wireless sensor networks for extreme environments

APEI engineering manager presents wireless sensor networks for extreme environments

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 24 Sept. 2014. Functionality and reliability of high-temperature electronics systems must be proven to different levels based upon the application, explains John R. Fraley, engineering manager, extreme environment systems at APEI in Fayetteville, Ark. Fraley presented “A Review of Wireless Sensor Networks for Instrumentation Channel for Turbine Engine Control, PHM, and Test Cell Implementation” during the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) this week in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 helicopters

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 22 Sept. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing to improve the safety of U.S. Navy Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters with new software and other upgrades.

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 22 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier for X-band radar applications.

FAA NextGen ADS-B

FAA asks industry to equip for NextGen, help to increase safety and efficiency

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding an all-day “Call to Action” summit — to be held 28 October 2014 — to engage the aviation industry in meeting the 1 Jan. 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., 16 Sept. 2014. Teledyne LeCroy is introducing the WaveJet Touch oscilloscope, equipped with a touch screen, powerful debug tools, and advanced triggering. Built on the popular WaveJet 300 oscilloscope platform, the WaveJet Touch is available in two models with 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth, four channels, up to 5 Mpts of memory at 2 GS/s, and a 7.5-inch touch-screen display.

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

POWAY, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Kontron is introducing its latest ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This upgrade to the ACE Flight Server platform enables airlines to achieve a 3X or greater increase in the amount of wireless content loaded during aircraft turnarounds compared to the 3G modem version.

IMSAR chosen to develop small radar systems for small unmanned aerial systems

NATICK, Mass., 15 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial system (UAS) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

Boeing prepares to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships for Saudi Arabia

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 15 Sept. 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Mesa, Ariz., are preparing to build 24 new AH-6I light helicopter gunships.

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 8 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

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