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Avionics Wind Tunnel Concept

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28154
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMHERST SYSTEMS, INC.
30 Wilson Road Buffalo, NY 14221
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Avionics Wind Tunnel Concept
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Wright Laboratory is developing the Avionics Wind Tunnel (AWT) to address current and future avionics system testing needs. Future testing will be characterized by the requirement to provide sensor inputs from many sources for the highly integrated avionics systems being developed. To achieve realistic inputs into the processing functions, there must be a common underlying representation of the environment in the testing resources. Latencies must be minimized and the threat models must have the correct level of fidelity. Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS is a networking technology that can address many unresolved issues in advanced avionics testing. DIS is a well accepted and highly promoted standard. DIS developers are focusing on solutions to interoperability issues, particularly terrain. This is extremely important for air-to-ground applications. Good latency for intra-laboratory applications with Ethernet has been observed, and use of SCRAMNet could provide even better performance. The "plug and play" capability of DIS has been well demonstrated. It is a powerful tool for the rapid construction of test scenarios. DIS models of high fidelity for laboratory applications exist off-the-shelf and many more are under development. Amherst Systems proposes to evaluate the ability of DIS to support research, development, and testing requirements of integrated avionics systems.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Reif
7166310610

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amherst Systems, Inc.
30 Wilson Road Buffalo, NY 14221

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No