ATC Global 2011
Posted in TechBlog on March 09, 2011 by Angelo Corsaro
I am back to Paris after two days in of ATC Global in Amsterdam. These have been two very busy days spent presenting and discussing, with the many of you that came to visit our stand, the Blend-Box, DDS, and OpenSplice DDS -- Thanks very much for coming so numerous!
Now, getting back to ATC Global, one of the things to highlight were the very nice CoFlight demoes that were given by THALES and SELEX-SI. The CoFlight Program, headed by THALES, SELEX-SI, DSNA, ENAV and Skyguide, has been developing in the past few years the next generation flight data processing (FDP) system, which fully in line with the SESAR objectives, will reduce the environmental impact of aviation, improve flight cost efficiency, and optimize the airspace usage. After several years of R&D CoFlight is getting closer to the first deployment phases:
- CoFlight v2 will be the first fully-functional FDP system for operational use, and will be delivered by the end of 2011.
- CoFlight v3 will provide the overall interoperability services, and will be released by the end of 2012.
- Finally, CoFlight v4 will implement the full set of SESAR’s operational concepts.
CoFlight has embraced the open architecture principles and is built on a standard middleware infrastructure. One of the core technologies at the foundation of CoFlight is the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) -- the CoFlight consortium has selected OpenSplice DDS as the DDS implementation of choice.