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Building cabin air control system with Green Hills Software
Article Type: Aerospace technology From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6
Green Hills Software, Inc., a major company in certified safe and secure (RTOS) and device software optimisation, has announced that Meggitt Control Systems is using Green Hills Software's comprehensive software development solutions to build a cabin air temperature control system for private cabin-class jets. The Meggitt Control Systems' bleed air system will be used on the Embraer Legacy 500 midsize and 450 midlight business jets.
“The Green Hills integrated development environment (IDE) reduced our project risk during the start-up phase and continues to help us achieve productivity through the robustness and quality of the tools compared to other products that crash or exhibit erroneous behaviour,” said Adam Saenz, software engineer, Meggitt Control Systems. “MULTI is easy to use and allows me to quickly launch views that help me debug programs efficiently.”
Meggitt Control Systems chose Green Hills Software because of its single vendor support for the MULTI compiler, debugger, Green Hills Probe JTAG and other tools. The MULTI IDE is pre-configured to support the Freescale 55xx target, assisting with ease in processor bring-up and resulting in savings in schedule time and expenses.
The Meggitt Control Systems Pneumatic System will actively control a series of smart and shut-off valves to supply air from the aircraft jet engines to several systems aboard the aircraft. These systems include cockpit, cargo and cabin environmental and pressurisation systems. Bleed air from the jet engines is also supplied to the aircraft's anti-icing system. Meggitt's Control System will be certified to DO-178B Level A standards, underscoring the critical nature of the Pneumatic System.
Details are available from: Green Hills Software, Inc., Tel.: +44 (0)2380 649660, Fax: +44 (0)2380 649661.