GE Fanuc provides MIL STD 1553 and ARINC 429 avionics databus cards for Marine Corps helicopter upgrades

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 15 Oct. 2009. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is providing MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 avionics databus interface cards to Northrop Grumman Corp. in Los Angeles to upgrade the Integrated Avionics System (IAS) of U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Super Huey and AH-1Z SuperCobra helicopters.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 15 Oct. 2009. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is providing MIL STD 1553 and ARINC 429 avionics databus interface cards to Northrop Grumman Corp. in Los Angeles to upgrade the Integrated Avionics System (IAS) of U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Super Huey and AH-1Z SuperCobra helicopters.

GE Fanuc is providing its QPMC-1553 PMC card and CEI-830 ARINC boards to Northrop Grumman under terms of an order worth about $1 million, company officials say. The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) databus interface circuit cards are conduction cooled are rugged enough to withstand the shock-vibration of helicopter operations.

GE Fanuc previously supplied the QPMC-1553 to Northrop Grumman, and now is providing a form, fit. and function replacement with improved performance. The UH-1Y and AH-1Z from Bell Helicopter, and are the latest versions of the venerable Marine Corps Huey utility helicopter and Cobra attack helicopter gunship.

The CEI-830 ARINC board provides integrated databus functionality for as many as 32 channels of ARINC 429, ARINC 575, and selected two-wire 32-bit protocols. It provides on-board message scheduling, label filtering, several buffering options, time-tagging, and error detection with support for either 33 MHz or 66 MHz PCI/PMC interfaces.

For more information contact GE Fanuc online at www.gefanuc.com.

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