Military Embedded Systems

FACE standard aligns with Rockwell Collins' RNP RNAV in demonstration to military officials


November 19, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Engineers completed a demonstration to U.S. military officials of Rockwell Collins’ Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP RNAV) capable Flight Management System aligned to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Standard.

The demonstration was conducted at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama on November 18. The RNP RNAV software used FACE Edition 2.1 aligned interfaces to a third-party supplied FACE Transport Services Segment and the LynxOS-178 FACE Operating System Segment.

“This demonstration represents a significant milestone because it is the first software application submitted for FACE verification testing,” says Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

Company officials say this is the second demonstration completed of RNP RNAV software to U.S. military officials.

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