Future-Proof IMA Systems
Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform allows avionics system suppliers to consolidate multiple federated systems with both safety-critical and general-purpose applications onto a single safe, secure, and reliable compute platform for integrated modular avionics (IMA)—and reduces the risks and costs of implementing new capabilities in the future.
Challenges in Avionics
The constantly increasing demand for new capabilities pressures avionics system suppliers to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies. But implementing these technologies is costly when it comes to aircraft design, development, certiﬁcation, retroﬁt, and upgrade.
In addition, these new capabilities must adhere to size, weight, and power (SWaP) and performance requirements, and the whole system must meet strict regulatory constraints for safety and security. Meeting these requirements adds extra risk when managing an avionics program.
How Helix Platform Can Help
Helix Platform is an adaptive software development environment for aerospace systems that enables support for multiple applications. It provides a real-time, embedded, Type 1 hypervisor that runs on Arm® or x86 multi-core processors. Applications can be legacy or implement new capability, based on industry standards such as ARINC 653, POSIX®, or FACE™ or based on operating systems such as Linux, VxWorks®, and others.
Virtualization Platform has achieved conformance to the latest Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE™) Technical Standard, Edition 3.0. The certification establishes Helix Platform conformance as an Operating System Segment (OSS) that supports the Safety Base and Security Profile.View certificate
Enabling the Migration to Future Aerospace and Defense Systems
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Affordability by Design for Aerospace and Defense Systems
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Safety-Critical Software Development for Integrated Modular Avionics
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Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform for Aerospace and Defense
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Evolve IMA Systems to Support Further Development, Certification, Retrofits, and Upgrades
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