Rockwell Collins announced Monday that it has been selected by NASA for its Single Pilot Operation program.
The research is focused on exploring concepts and technology for crew capacity, ground support and automation on commercial airlines.
The contract, which is already in effect, will continue through Sept. 30, 2015, with potential follow-on awards for additional research.
“The aviation industry has been looking at the potential for single-pilot operations for quite some time to address concerns about future pilot shortages, but there are a number of technical, certification, and policy considerations that must be addressed along the way,” said John Borghese, vice president, Advanced Technology Center for Rockwell Collins. “Social acceptability must also be considered.”
Rockwell Collins and NASA experts are closely working together on the Single Pilot Operation program, researching crew resource management and physiological monitoring technologies. Rockwell Collins is also conducting cognitive science research with its academic partners on the program, California State University, Long Beach, and the University of Iowa.
Additionally, Rockwell Collins’ previous research gained during pilot evaluation of crew station workload and advanced decision aids, and the development of Live, Virtual Constructive training with its partners are also being used in this program.
Borghese added, “NASA research is instrumental in achieving progress toward the end goal of reducing pilot workload in the flight deck.”
Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon-built Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) AIM-120C7s as part of the Thor's Hammer flight test campaign in September. Launched from F-16 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System(NASAMS) ground launchers, the missiles achieved five successful shots on a variety of profiles and targets
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Red River today announced that it has won two contracts under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V (SEWP V) vehicle. Red River received a full and open contract in the Networking, Security, Video and Conference Tools Group (Group D, Category B) as well as a Small Business set-aside contract for the Server Support Devices and Multi-Functional Devices Group (Group C, Category B)
Rockwell Collins will provide the Australian Army with the latest generation Joint Fires Observer (JFO)/Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) simulator that is designed to meet services training requirements. This system, part of the RealFires family of JFO and JTAC simulators, will be located at the School of Artillery and is fully integrated with the Rockwell Collins FireStorm Integrated Targeting System
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