Airbus Defence and Space utilizes Wind River platform for ATLANTE

Wind River on Thursday announced that Airbus Defence and Space utilizes Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ATLANTE.

Fernando Mijares, ATLANTE Chief Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “We chose Wind River VxWorks 653 knowing it would perfectly serve these hard real time and mission critical constraints given its proven track record of successful implementations in the UAV space.”

Wind River product portfolio for trusted systems includes VxWorks 653, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform, for delivering integrated modular avionics (IMA) applications. It is compliant with ARINC 653, which implements ARINC 653 partitioning of applications.

VxWorks 653 is designed to power the mission computer, ground communications and control station critical computers in the ATLANTE and provides resource management and a partitioning environment that allows multiple independent applications of different criticality levels to run on a single target platform.

Wind River has supplied its software to Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, Northrop Grumman X-47B, unmanned aircraft, CIRA’s FTB-1 reusable unmanned spacecraft, AgustaWestland’s Project Zero technology incubator, and the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator, among others.

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