FACE™ Solution Demo: Digital Cockpit Flight Display

September 13, 2021


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Digital Cockpit Flight Display Demonstration: The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Solution

Building a Primary Flight Display Solution for FACE

Wind River, Ansys, CoreAVI, Curtiss-Wright and RTI have collaborated to create a solution stack that enables a digital cockpit flight display with touchscreen capabilities for a FACE solution. FACE is an open standard that is required by defense systems to provide a standard for interface interoperability.

On-screen image shows

Wind River VxWorks 653 Cert Multicore Safety Platform

  • DO-178C DAL A Certification to CAST-32A
  • Supports ARINC 653 APEX, FACE, POSIX, & VxWorks API
  • Supports multiple DALs on MCP
  • Type 1 Hypervisor with heterogenous Guest OS support
  • ARINC 653 configuration and enforcement
  • Role-based development per DO-297

Curtiss-Wright's Trusted, Proven Hardware Provides the Foundation for this Demo

Ansys SCADE Display
A specialized tool for modelling HMI. Fully equipped to design, test and generate code for safety critical embedded displays.

  • Graphical prototyping and design
  • HMI behavioral logic design
  • HMI testing with automated image comparison
  • Certification for safety standards

CoreAVI's ArgusCORE™SC2
OpenGL graphics driver on AMD's Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPU. Built for safety-critical airborne applications, ArguCore SC2

  • Enables best GPU performance
  • Achieves the highest levels of safety certifications
  • Has scalable power and performance management
  • Supports a programmable graphics rendering pipeline
  • Is ideal for multi-core applications

RTI TSS with Connext DDS Micro
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) solutions provide the software connectivity framework to make complex, distributed systems work as one

  • Open standards-based application and system interoperability
  • First certified-conformant FACE Transport Services Segment (TSS)
  • Commercial RTCA DO-178C DAL A safety certification evidence
  • Over 1,300 global aerospace and defense design wins

FACE Integrated Flight Display Demonstration

On the left is the Primary Flight Display.
Screen settings pop-up with Day and Night modes.
On the right is the multifunction map/autopilot display.
Press on Menu Area to show it.
The area will hide automatically after a few seconds.
Keep pressing on screen to activate swipe mode.
Position can be switched with a finger swipe.
The NAV/HIS toggle button shows the Navigation Status indicators or the Horizontal Situation indicator.
Press space bar on the keyboard to show/hide warnings in the Warning Area.
Attitude direction indicator – ADI
Horizontal speed indicator
Vertical speed indicator
The validate button activates the autopilot. In the autopilot layer, the pilot targets:

  • Horizontal speed
  • Heading
  • Altitude

Map layer
Pressing the "Autopilot" icon toggles between the autopilot layer and the map layer.

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