The Problem of Obsolete Avionics
One issue that fleet owners face for their older aircraft is the obsolescence of avionics systems. This paper presents different strategies for addressing this growing problem, including replacing obsolete line replaceable units (LRUs) using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Flight Test Instrumentation Solutions for Hypersonic Vehicles
This white paper discusses the challenges faced by hypersonic vehicles and proposes how flight test instrumentation (FTI) can aid in overcoming the challenges.
Trends in Network Cybersecurity
We explore the ever-evolving domain of network security, a key segment of embedded systems that’s been under the microscope as cyber threats become more common.
DAR Series Part 3: NSA Type 1 Encryption
A Type 1 product is a classified or Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) endorsed by the NSA for securing classified and sensitive U.S. government information.
Optimizing Cybersecurity on Today's Connected Military and Commercial Aircraft
System developers must safeguard tactical information exchange and the integrity of command and control links between ground stations and airborne platforms.
Security of Data-in-Motion
Data-in-motion, also called data-in-transit, is the digital information transferred between locations within or between network computer systems.
The History of Wireless Technology and Recent Developments Towards Modern Transmitters
This white paper looks at the early developments in electromagnetic theory and electronics (the 1800s to 1960s) and the modern era of electronics (1960s to present). It discusses the current technologies finding their way into modern transmitters.
Addressing the Variety of Different FTI Standards in a Network Environment
This paper discusses some of the hardware and software challenges imposed on FTI by various standards and addresses them.
Choosing the Best Processor for the Job
This white paper reviews popular processor architectures to help you make an informed decision when defining your electronics payload.
Optimal Multicore Processing for Safety-Critical Applications
This white paper explores the performance and SWaP benefits of multicore processors and their challenges in safety-critical applications, and how to overcome them.
Transitioning to C-Band
To support the demand for Internet access by smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, the U.S. Government auction for airwaves saw the standard telemetry frequency bands reassigned for mobile broadband use. Despite this development, the transition
Video Compression Quality and Performance for Airborne IP Cameras
There is increasing demand for high-quality HD video for airborne applications such as flight test instrumentation (FTI). Ideally, new HD cameras can reduce the weight and difficulty of installing wiring, and enable data to be coherently combined with images through built-in compression.