The U.S. Army has partnered with Rockwell Collins to perform research on system designs and integration processes in an effort to help inform standards and architectures for future vertical lift platforms.
Rockwell Collins and the Army will collaborate to study open-system architecture technologies and architectural centric model-based engineering systems required in the design and certification of mission equipment packages, the company said Monday.
The processes will be used for the Architecture Implementation Process Demonstration as a part of the Joint Multirole Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration Science and Technology program.
“Rockwell Collins is pioneering modeling and analysis methods for complex electronic equipment development, such as those envisioned to be required for FVL,“ said Heather Robertson, senior director of rotary wing solutions at Rockwell Collins.
The FVL program aims to build five different sizes of aircraft for the U.S. armed forces through common sensors, avionics, engines and countermeasures.
Rockwell Collins' government systems business unit will lead the AIPD task in conjunction with the company's Advanced Technology Center.