ZedaSoft chooses UEI for avionics interfaces to Army attack helicopter simulator

Aircraft simulation and training experts at ZedaSoft Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, needed avionics interfaces for an AH-64D attack helicopter simulator. They found their solution at United Electronic Industries (UEI) in Walpole, Mass.

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Aircraft simulation and training experts at ZedaSoft Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, needed avionics interfaces for an AH-64D attack helicopter simulator. They found their solution at United Electronic Industries (UEI) in Walpole, Mass.

UEI will deliver its PowerDNA (Distributed Networked Automation) Cube and avionics interfaces to ZedaSoft, which is providing the AH-64D simulator to the U.S. Army's Distributed Test Control Center (DTCC) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

ZedaSoft's simulator is integrated with UEI hardware and I/O for Army aviation and communication system testing activities, UEI officials say.

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ZedaSoft's Reconfigurable Cockpit System (RCS) will serve as the pilot's station, while the ZedaSoft Reconfigurable Desktop System (RDS) will serve as the co-pilot and gunner station. ZedaSoft's Experimenter Operator Station (EOS) will control system testing.

ZedaSoft designers customized the reconfigurable cockpit to an AH-64D configuration, which includes touchscreen, multifunction displays, a five-channel image generator, a control loading system, a high-fidelity flight model, and 120-degree horizontal and 60-degree vertical out-the-window visual displays.

The system uses two UEI PowerDNA Cubes that will act as the simulator linkage I/O and avionics interface.

The UEI PowerDNA Cube is a 4-by-4.1-by-4-inch rugged Ethernet-based interface that enables the user to configure one or more cubes to match I/O requirements. The Cube is suited for aerospace, industrial, and laboratory data acquisition and control applications.

UEI's PowerDNA Cube offers a choice of I/O boards; full avionics support; and compatibility with Windows, Linux, and real-time operating systems. The UEI framework provides an API and supports common programming languages and software applications such as LabVIEW and MATLAB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit UEI online at www.ueidaq.com, and ZedaSoft at www.zedasoft.com.

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