BOHEMIA, NY – November 2018 -- North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading independent supplier of embedded electronic and computing systems, announces an initial contract award from The Boeing Company (Boeing) to provide a dual-redundant, Flight Control Computer (FCC) for the RASCAL Research Helicopter. The RASCAL is a Blackhawk that has been modified for fly-by-wire control systems research and is essentially an airborne laboratory for pilots and researchers. The FCC incorporates DDC-I’s Deos multicore ARINC-653 RTOS and safety-critical dual-redundant Time Triggered Ethernet, providing the most technologically advanced safety-critical FCC in the industry.
“For North Atlantic Industries, our selection as the FCC supplier represents a major step forward in our efforts to develop advanced safety-critical system solutions. This includes single board computers, multifunction I/O motherboards, function modules, and intelligent power supplies - all based on NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture ™ (COSA®) technology,” states William Forman, CEO of North Atlantic Industries. “The RASCAL program will demonstrate and expand NAI’s ability to manage complex, safety-critical programs and enable our customers to take advantage of NAI’s COSA® architecture for safety-critical applications.”
All work will be performed at North Atlantic Industries’ Bohemia, NY facilities.
NAI’s family of highly configurable Rugged COTS Systems are ideally suited for military, industrial, and commercial applications that require high-density I/O, communications, Ethernet switching, and processing for mission-critical tasks such as machinery control, communications, guidance, Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Background Built-in-Test (BIT).