Real-Time & Safety-Critical Embedded Systems

The Applied Systems Laboratory conducts applied research to design, develop, and prototype embedded systems that interface with and potentially control tactical networks made of ground-based, aviation, or kinetic weapon platforms. These systems take on multiple form factors incorporating real-time operating systems with one or more traditional processors, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA’s), networking components, and custom-developed signal-conditioning hardware.

Example delivered systems include:

  • Fire unit Software-in-the-Loop models for soldier training
  • Control of legacy analog waveform-based components using modern digital computer networks
  • Adaptation of legacy weapon system components to next-generation weapon systems
  • Miniaturization of legacy systems using modern components