Perigon computer system for airborne platforms unveiled by Collins AerospaceNews
July 21, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace announced the launch of its Perigon computer, available for a range of commercial and defense platforms. Designed with advanced computing power, open-system architecture, and flexible configurability, officials claim that Perigon is intended to enable future flight control and vehicle management needs.
According to the company, Perigon will be designed with the ability to provide 20 times the processing power of Collins’ existing flight control computers. Combined with its open-system design, Perigon’s high computing power will be intended to allow customers to load it with a variety of complex software applications, including autonomous and fly-by-wire flight control, cybersecurity, vehicle management and predictive health maintenance.
In addition, officials claim capabilities that previously required multiple computers across a platform may now be able to be performed by Perigon alone due to its enhanced processing power. The company is hoping that this, in turn, could enable customers to reduce the number of computers onboard and create more room for space, weight, and cost savings as a result.
Depending on the customer’s needs, officials also claim that Perigon can be configured as simplex, duplex, or triplex redundant. It will be Federal Aviation Administration certifiable to facilitate aircraft level certification, available for commercial or military rotary and fixed wing platforms.