Network Server System

Astronautics has developed a Network Server System (NSS) that provides a modular, open architecture, core processing system platform for real time communication with aircraft mission and avionics systems that supports the hosting of Astronautics, operator, and 3rd party-developed applications. The NSS consists of dual Integrated Network Server Units (INSU), Airborne and Portable Maintenance Access Terminals, Personal Identification Device Readers, and a Printer. Each of the two INSUs hosts dual processors including a PowerPC using a Green Hills Integrity DO-178 Real Time Operating System (RTOS) in an open computer architecture with many interfaces to ensure strong connectivity to a variety of aircraft systems.

  • Dual solid-state mass-storage devices in each computer
  • ARINC-664, 80x ARINC-429 Receive Channels, Serial, Discrete
  • Redundant and flexible
  • DO-178B software verification, DO-254 hardware verification
  • Hosts Astronautics IA4CS Common Crite as security portal for the entire aircraft
  • Hosts Astronautics Data Loading Control System software as data loader for entire aircraft
  • Programmable server and secure interface server functions
  • Scalable through addition of applications
  • Significant growth potential to integrate additional sensors and systems
  • Operators and 3rd party application providers can develop tactical applications
  • Introduces modern security and data loading functionality
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