Embedded Software

BQM-167i Flight Control System (FCS) Software Development 

Program
Modify the existing BQM-167i system design, an export-version of the USAF BQM-167A system, to the unique requirements of various international customers or potential customers.

 

Software Effort
Design, develop, integrate, and test (via 6DOF simulation) feature sets for the BQM-167i flight and mission control software  as directed by the Prime.

 

 

BQM-177A Flight Control System (FCS) Software Development 

Program
Design, develop, and deliver a high-subsonic, sea skimming subscale aerial target that emulates an anti-ship cruise missile threat. Must also operate at 40k feet and carry a variety of mission payloads.

 

Software Effort
Design, develop, integrate, and test (via 6DOF simulation) feature sets for the BQM-177A flight and mission control software.

 

 

5GAT Software Development 

Program
Identify, design and cost the necessary software elements required to operate and support an unmanned aerial target representative of a 5th generation fighter aircraft threat.


Software Effort

  • Identify the developmental software items for the 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) system. Items identified included flight control software, flight-line test set software, and automated software testing/qualification software.
  • Conduct trade studies of possible approaches to reuse and adapt existing government software.
  • Develop and document software requirements for each developmental software item.
  • Develop and document preliminary software designs for each developmental software item.
  • Develop work breakdown structures and cost estimates for the remaining development effort associated each developmental software item based on the developed designs.

 

U.S. Air Force QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target 

Program
The U.S. Air Force QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Program develops unmanned F-4 aircraft to support military weapons development, missile evaluation, and pilot training.  Retired F-4 Phantom fighters, from the military aircraft boneyard, are converted into remote-controlled aircraft. New or improved weapon systems are required by Congress (Title X, US Code 2366) to demonstrate lethality prior to production. The QF-4 provides this realistic target system used in missile evaluation and pilot training.

 

Software Effort

5-D Systems has been the primary software developer and maintainer throughout the QF-4 production program. We provide both airborne and ground-based software elements for this optionally piloted defense aircraft. Our QF-4 software development began with MIL-STD-2167A and has since been extended to CMMI Level 3. 5-D developed and maintains the QF-4 Operational Flight Program (OFP), all ancillary subsystem control and monitoring software, command/telemetry data processing software, along with the operational software for the ground testing, troubleshooting, and acceptance testing hosted on peculiar support equipment.

 





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