Interoperable open system processing building blocks aid rapid deployment of mission-critical processing systems with low program and technology risk
ANDOVER, Mass., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) and TTTech (www.tttech.com) announced today that they are teaming to supply next-generation mission-critical flight computers to a leading international aerospace and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer. The flight computers require a Design Assurance Level of A (DAL-A), the highest level of flight-safety certification for platform missions within civilian airspace.
Mercury’s BuiltSECURE™ configurable, flight-safety certifiable ecosystem includes mezzanine sites for design maneuverability and multiple OpenVPX compute zones enabling processing solutions with different levels of safety certification to converge into a single subsystem. TTTech’s highly integrated flight-safety-certifiable deterministic Ethernet TTE-End System is packaged as an open systems compliant PMC mezzanine for ease of integration. Both Mercury’s and TTTech’s certifiable building blocks have Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliance.
Mercury processing solutions with BuiltSAFE™ capabilities bring the highest level of flight-safety assurance to aerospace and defense applications. The proven, reusable DAL-certified artifacts for mission computing, avionics, networking and datalink communications processing save time and cost while decreasing risk.
“Mercury’s and TTTech’s combined flight-safety-certifiable processing solutions enabled us to create exceptional value for our customer by solving more of their engineering and flight certification challenges,” said Ike Song, Mercury’s Vice President and General Manager for Mercury Mission Systems. “By leveraging open system architectures, our customer was able to access a more sophisticated and comprehensive mission-critical processing solution with lower program and technical risk.”
TTTech’s TTE-End System A664 Pro board delivers deterministic Ethernet and uniquely integrates IEEE 802.3 Ethernet, rate-constrained ARINC 664 p7 and time-triggered SAE AS6802 into one physical infrastructure. The TTE-End System is certifiable to civil aerospace standards including RTCA DO-254/DO-178C DAL A and DO-160G.
“Mercury’s and TTTech’s open systems, top-down approach to building in flight-safety compatibility enabled our customer’s schedule and development budget to shrink,” said Christian Fidi, TTTech’s Director Product Management, Sales and Marketing. “All the processing and networking capabilities required for this comprehensive, mission-critical processing solution was quickly architected using pre-engineered, open systems building blocks and is wholly ready for flight-safety certification.”
Mercury’s and TTTech’s flight-safety experts have extensive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experience enabling them to produce advanced mission-critical processing solutions, requiring the highest levels of flight certification quickly, in a low-risk environment.
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Mercury Systems is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry's current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com and follow us on Twitter.
About TTTech Group
The TTTech Group comprises the globally oriented high-tech companies TTTech Computertechnik AG, TTTech Auto AG and TTControl GmbH. The companies offer products and services based on highly innovative software technology combined with a deep understanding of digital transformation in key verticals. With real-time networking platforms and safety controls, TTTech solutions improve the safety and reliability of electronic systems in the industrial and transportation sectors.
The TTTech Group portfolio helps to make automated driving and the Internet of Things a reality. TTTech Group builds on 20 years’ technology leadership with extensive experience in collaborating with market leaders. TTTech is the innovator of Deterministic Ethernet and a driving force behind the IEEE TSN standard and SAE Time-Triggered Ethernet standard.
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