UK-based flight control specialists Callen-Lenz and California’s Lynx Software Technologies has announced a strategic partnership to further expand the air mobility, personal air vehicle and certified unmanned air system markets around the globe.
Lynx’s LynxSecure Safety Bundle (LSB) and Callen-Lenz’ development of flight control and vehicle management systems for unmanned and optionally manned aircraft, together provide a solution to rapid development of multi-core based systems that offer critical SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost) benefits.
When hosted on LynxSecure, the world’s only truly secure-by-design separation kernel hypervisor, the Callen-Lenz flight control software is able to run in its own partition, isolated from non-safety system functions in other partitions.
Third party entertainment and communication software systems can be added and modified without affecting the certification of safety critical applications and without requiring the porting of these non-safety-critical applications to a certifiable operating system or partitioning system.
Jonathan Webber, CEO of Callen-Lenz, said: “The spectacular recent growth in development of Personal Air Vehicles, Air Mobility solutions and Beyond Visual Line of Sight large unmanned aircraft will require a safe and secure design of avionics suitable for meeting the regulators’ needs whilst maintaining public and user confidence.
“Consumers will also expect entertainment, navigation and social media experiences similar to those that are commonplace in automobiles. Our avionics solutions provide this by design, and LynxSecure enables us to deliver a fully-integrated future-proof solution that will be the heart and brain of the vehicle now and in the future, whilst meeting the demands of regulators worldwide.”