US Army collaborates with L3Harris, Ansys to advance performance of next generation aviation

The United States Army, L3Harris Technologies and Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) have announced a collaboration to improve aviation performance and affordability, the company said.

The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC) evaluated commercially available solutions to seamlessly support rapid integration of software aligned to the FACE Technical Standard through a joint Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).

The FACE Technical Standard enables software on embedded military computing systems to be more interoperable, portable and secure. The CRADA utilized L3Harris and Ansys-developed software aligned to FACE Technical Standard hosted on the Crew Mission System (CMS) platform for the Cockpit Display Station (CDS). The CRADA represents significant progress in showcasing how model-based development tools like Ansys SCADE®, along with L3Harris´ FliteScene®, can support rapid standards-based integration in support of the FACE Technical Standard and ARINC 661 standards.

The Ansys SCADE software toolset enables a complete workflow ranging from FACE modeling through DO-178C (up to DAL-A) certifiable code-level generation. Ansys tools support software development aligned to the FACE Technical Standard at both the model and generated code levels, providing users with an easy workflow that passes the FACE Conformance Test Suite (CTS).

Ansys is offers engineering simulation.