ZedaSoft’s Ground Test Tool Kit is built with plug-ins from many years of experience integrating with real aircraft systems. It includes interfaces to industry standard avionics hardware and protocol interfaces. Example source code is provided to extend the current interface capabilities to new devices.
The IRIG-B plug-in was developed to synchronize the GPS timing between a real P-5 datalink pod and the F-16 flight controls simulation on the USAF Air Collision Avoidance Technology program. Critical timing between the aircraft performance and the ACAT algorithms were necessary to create the essential balance between alerting the pilot for a manual pull-up or the flight controls automatically performing a lifesaving pull-up maneuver.
The MIL-STD-1553B and ARINC 429 interface plug-ins were created to support the development and testing of the Textron Scorpion aircraft simulators. These included specific simulators for handling qualities testing, the system integration laboratory (SIL) and business development. The plug-ins were key in integrating all of the federated avionics systems installed in the prototype Scorpion aircraft.
Our work with the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute required ZedaSoft to develop an ARINC 708 avionics weather radar plug-in to communicate data between the weather radar system and a simulated Boeing 737Max cockpit situation display.
Our contract with the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center requires many of these tool kit plug-ins to integrate and test the various protocols between the AH-64 Apache simulator and a real Gray Eagle UAS. This includes the STANAG 4586 protocol used to communicate real-time video and commands between the two aircraft for Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) as shown below.
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