Wind River Customers

BAE

“By standardizing on the Wind River platform for the TARDIS project, we have a software foundation that can allow us to accelerate the development of the design and meet the stringent requirements for safety and security."


—BAE spokesperson

Air Support: BAE Delivers Sophisticated Map Displays for the Royal Air Force

Maneuvering a ground attack jet at low elevations requires precise navigation with little room for error. When BAE Systems’ avionics group received a contract to supply radar map display systems for the UK Royal Air Force Tornado GR4, they turned to Wind River®. Using Wind River development tools and the VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS), BAE was able to develop TARDIS—the Tornado Advanced Radar/Map Display Information System.

Wind River Powers State-of-the-Art Systems

TARDIS is a state-of-the-art system using active-matrix liquid crystal displays, the latest radar processing techniques, map generation software, and graphics. Built on multiple PowerPC single-board computers running VxWorks, the system provides digital color display screens for the pilot and navigator, who can view displays together or independently. The system integrates radar data and digital moving map display data to provide optimal situational awareness for low-level terrain navigation and avoidance capabilities. With the Wind River platform development tools suite and VxWorks RTOS, BAE avionics engineers were able to develop sophisticated, high-performance functionality against a very challenging deadline.