Edgewater technology flies with USAF

Edgewater Computer Systems Inc., provider of Edgewater-178X62.JPGadvanced computer and communications technology products and embedded computing applications, successfully completes a flight test of its Extended 1553 data bus technology in a U.S. Air Force F-16 at the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center in Tucson, Arizona. The primary purpose of the test was to demonstrate an increase in network capacity roughly 100 times the legacy throughput with no interference to the legacy 1553 system. This shows that there is a low-cost, highly robust method to substantially increase the capacity of the existing on-board network, says Edgewater. “It was absolutely vital to E1553 that we demonstrate its operation in a relevant environment,” says Col. Bruce A. Litchfield, vice commander, aeronautical systems center. “With a revolutionary technology like E1553, people have to see it work to believe it before planning to insert the technology in a platform like the F-15. Consequently, there’s a certain amount of ‘if you build it, they will come’ philosophy in a program like this. ECSI has demonstrated the basic operation of the core E1553 technology to address high-speed data transfer over the legacy 1553B infrastructure.” Founded in 1988, the privately held Edgewater is headquartered on Ottawa’s Innovation Drive.

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