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Avionics Computing Systems
GE's pioneering work in modular processing systems and ability to integrate third-party software led to the selection of our high integrity systems on a number of civil and military aircraft. GE’s open architecture system integrates the aircraft’s computers, networks and interfacing electronics, and hosts avionics and utilities functions providing major cost benefits and future growth capability. Avionics computing systems also provide a vehicle-level systems integration capability that offers customers turnkey solutions.
Controls and Interface Products & Systems
GE's configurable controls and interface systems are required for today's modular and simplified vehicle system architectures. This product family is comprised of flexible remote interfacing products tailored to meet a range of applications - from distributed Input/Output (I/O) and sensor management to actuation control.
Navigation and Guidance Systems
On the KC-46 and P-8, GE’s flight management systems (FMS) provides the ability to fly shorter flight paths and idle-thrust descents which reduce fuel consumption, while lowering emissions and reducing community noise impact, and also provides a truly integrated open architecture that is CNS/ATM compliant along with an inherent growth path for upgrades.
GE's FMS is the industry’s first to control an Unmanned Air Vehicle to a cleared flight plan as a demonstrated method for integrating UAVs into the national air space (NAS).
Crew Information Systems
GE has a long history of introducing the very latest display technology into the Aviation environment. Our modular designs enable maximum reuse with the latest design techniques to ensure delivery of world-class, affordable through-life products. GE develops products and systems that are essential in safety-critical aircraft applications for new or retrofit Civil and Military platforms.
GE has a range of displays that are stand-alone or as part of an integrated system for new or retrofit civil and military customers. Modular designs enable maximum reuse with the latest design techniques to ensure delivery of world-class, affordable through-life products.
Vehicle Health and Data Management Systems
GE supports the full mission cycle with end-to-end maintenance, safety and training information systems for civil and military customers. Already in use on thousands of aircraft, these systems have been further developed for new aircraft like the A380, B787, F-35 and G650.
- GE Aviation developed and supplied:
- the first military solid state flight recorder leading to significant air safety improvements in the early 1980's, with 10,000+ recorders installed on commercial & military aircraft to date.
- the world’s first commercial helicopter HUMS 23 years ago, and has led the market in health monitoring systems for military rotorcraft for over 20 years.
- the world leading Data Transfer and Storage systems on military platforms with 12,000+ installed worldwide
- the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) technology that powers Gulfstream's PlaneConnect™ Health & Trend Monitoring system, which monitors more than 10,000 aircraft parameters during flight, saving operators thousands of dollars per year by preventing missed trips and markedly reducing unscheduled maintenance.
GE is a recognized leader in the control and processing of all mission-related functionality of military aircraft. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of systems and technologies, including stores management systems and autonomous air refueling systems. GE's land vehicle navigation systems are provided to various military vehicles, providing precision determination for any mission.
Inertial Navigation Products
GE Aviation provides innovative navigational grade Inertial Reference Units (IRU) that can be utilized for platform navigation, system stabilization and pointing applications. This IRU is based on a proprietary inertial gyroscope technology that reduces size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) when compared to units with similar performance.
GE’s IRUs are utilized on land, maritime and airborne applications with more than 5,300 units fielded worldwide. This product family is scalable to the customer’s specific needs. Options include standard or enhanced microprocessors and embedded military Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS or embedded commercial GPS receivers.
Future enhancements include M-Code and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions. Standard data ports include RS-422, RS-232, and 10/100 Ethernet that can be utilized by multiple clients on a given platform. Optional interfaces include ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, and others upon request.
A unique benefit of the IRU is the ability to statically align in 3-to-5 minutes and navigate in a GPS-denied environment, providing Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (A/PNT). When GPS aiding is available, the IRU can dynamically align within 1-to-3 minutes.
Other advantages of this IRU include the ability to provide high accuracy continuous pitch, roll, true heading (non-magnetic), location and targeting information in any environment.
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