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Title: Microway Systems Inc. 193 Bloomfield, Outremont, Montreal www.microwaysystems.com

Microway Systems Inc. 193 Bloomfield, Outremont,
Montreal www.microwaysystems.com
  • Presenting the

December 4, 2003
MHP External VV Consortium Proposal
  • Building a team to provide External VV and
    real-time simulation-based testing for the
    Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP)

Examples of VV contracts on large projects
  • Governments encourage Independent VV on major
  • Value-added External VV improve product safety,
    quality and save money

External VV Consortium Offering
  • Services for Maritime Helicopter Project
  • External Validation and Verification (External
  • Real-time simulation-based testing
  • Model-based engineering design
  • Aircraft-in-the-loop testing
  • Aerodynamics, wind engineering (ship-helicopter
    interactions) and in-flight-icing modeling and
  • Products for Maritime Helicopter Project
  • Avionics test-benches based on high-fidelity
    real-time simulation
  • Real-time simulation software for COTS systems

How External VV can help win contract
  • Help meet DND Canadian content objectives
  • Canadian content with high technical competency
  • Builds Canadian expertise for future projects
    (MHP, F18, and Aurora upgrades, Strategic Heavy
    Lifter project)
  • Reassure DND on system integrity
  • 100 arms-length external VV auditor no
    conflict of interest
  • Provide safety and technical assurance (as an
    external accounting audit provides financial
  • Lower bid price
  • Bidder can propose his own choice of auditing
    depth that would lower the VV cost compared to
    full-fledged IVV
  • Consortiums advanced simulation technologies
    have a proven record of lowering cost and
    speeding development and certification
  • Improve client satisfaction
  • Enhanced safety assurance
  • Virtual prototyping optimizes design to meet DND
  • Faster development and certification help meet
    delivery milestones

Unique value-added offer
Value Added
Provide confidence to the DND on system integrity
Competent VV Organization audits quality of work
done by prime contractor and subcontractors
Reduce the high cost of conventional IVV
HW and SW-in-the-loop model-based engineering
testing using unique simulation technologies and
Shorten delivery period for SW development, Speed
up certification
Inspection and software in the loop model-based
design (approach pioneered with Embraer,
comparing the results of actual controller with
the simulation results)
Microway, Opal-RT
Improve flight and landing safety
Aerodynamics, wind, icing analysis
Microway, NTI, Opal-RT
Increase satisfaction with final product
  • Participation in design reviews
  • System optimization based on high-fidelity
    dynamic simulation and virtual prototyping

Microway, Opal-RT
Build Canadian expertise for use in future
  • PRIME retains IP of External VV, test
    methodologies and sim models
  • Consortium maintains and extends Canadian

External VV Consortium
Conventional IVV organization
  • Technically and managerially independent of both
    DND and the helicopter supplier
  • Carries out independent analysis and testing
  • Uses its own VV facilities and tools
  • Covers any gaps in the helicopter suppliers VV
    and critical development processes
  • With this additional vigilance, the IVV
    organization provides confidence to DND on the
    safety, integrity and performance of the software
    and of the system
  • Typically very expensive
  • For certain U.S. ballistic-missile procurements,
    the cost of IVV has equaled or exceeded the
    total software development cost
  • Intellectual Property (IP) belongs to IVV
    organization and must be re-licensed or rebuilt
    for future projects

Value-added External VV approach
  • Still independent technically and managerially
    from the DND and the helicopter suppliers VV
  • Proposes a different approach to External VV
  • Audits supplier's VV philosophy, organizational
    structure, plans, procedures, facilities and
    tools to assess adequacy
  • External VV Discrepancy Reports identify
    improvements to suppliers VV, ensuring that
    necessary safety-test procedures are developed
    and executed and that issues are made visible to
  • Enhances suppliers VV with unique simulation
    methodologies, especially for avionics (upgraded
    often during the helicopter life cycle), feeds
    back simulation-test-bench to engineering cycle
  • Otherwise uses DND or university-owned
    facilities, i.e. McGill, UTIAS
  • Results as compared with conventional IVV
  • Improved safety
  • Reduced cost and faster delivery realized on
    first project
  • Increased savings on future projects
  • Optimized performance and to improve safety and
    user satisfaction

Unique simulation methodologies
  • Opal-RT Real-time and non-real-time simulation
  • Desktop Simulation Engineering analysis, design
  • Engineering Simulator Ground Based Simulator
    checks aircraft handling qualities, failure cases
    and hazard level
  • Iron Bird closed-loop simulation Tests the real
    hardware against the simulation (including
    Acceptance tests for avionic system release)
  • Aircraft-in-the-loop simulation Cut time and
    cost and increase safety
  • Newmerical Technologies International
  • Aerodynamic performance and thermodynamic
  • CFD-based Icing analysis and air wake effects
    for landing and take-off from ships

MHP External VV Consortium
External VV Consortium (100 CANADIAN)
NTI Aerodynamics, Wind, Icing Analysis Experts
Opal-RT Real-Time Simulation Experts
Microway Airworthiness and VV Experts
INFO-KIT Technologies e.Learning training
UTIAS ( U. of T. Inst. for Aerospace Studies)
Virtual Reality Experts
Consortium experience
  • Proven ability to perform to military standards
  • Airborne products certification
  • Data modeling, object-oriented design, systems
  • IVV, simulation, testing
  • DO-178 B, DO-248, DO-254, ANSI/EIA 649 1998,
    MIL-STD-2167A, IEEE/EIA 12207.0-1996, IEEE/EIA
    12207.1-1997, SAE-ARP4761
  • Specification writing, program management
  • Provides unique technologies
  • Cost-effective use of COTS hardware to accelerate
    engineering-test cycle using model-based
  • Faster, more accurate modeling using most
    advanced COTS mathematics software
  • Rapid development, troubleshooting, verification
    and validation of aerodynamic, electromechanical,
    hydraulic systems, and their respective
    controllers for certification

Consortium track record
Introducing Microway
  • Aerospace and avionics expertise
  • Safety and IVV for the International Space
    Station Canadian Space Agency (1996-1999) IVV
    and SPA sub-contractor
  • Sikorsky HH-53, Agusta-Bell AB-212, AB-412,
    Agusta A-109, A-129, Eurocopter TIGER
  • Lockheed C-130 H Combat Talon, CP-140- Aurora
    Patrol Aircraft
  • Airworthiness Delegation Airborne Equipment
    Certification BAE Systems and CMC Electronics
  • 2002-2003 DO-178B, DO 248 DO254 level A for the
    EMC 50 FADEC Operating System and Controller for
    aircraft Engines for GPECS of Goodrich
  • Development and management of complex real-time
    software systems using state-of-the-art SW and HW
  • Software Capability Maturity Model,
  • Change management,
  • TQM, JIT, Total System Intervention,
  • Software quality

Introducing Opal-RT
World leader in distributed and parallel
computation on off-the-shelf PC-based platforms,
Opal-RT supplies a unique technology that
empowers real-time solutions for simulation,
control, testing and related applications
  • Parallel digital simulator systems
  • General purpose parallel real-time simulators
  • Aviation-specific simulators, block set and SW
  • Aerospace engineering services
  • System modeling
  • Flight Controls Analysis
  • Fly-by-wire Control Laws Design
  • Handling Qualities Analysis
  • Failure Hazard Analysis

Opal-RT Simulators
  • Electrical Engineering Simulator
  • A Real-Time Simulator of power systems found in
    aircraft and other vehicles such as trains,
    ships, and off-highway and hybrid-electric
  • RT-LAB Rapid Prototyping Controller Software
  • A modular real-time algorithm prototyping system
    based on industry standard bus architectures and
    network interfaces.
  • Provides a pre-configured PC-based target for
    rapid prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop,
    real-time performance or the power of parallel
  • RT-LAB Test Flight
  • An inexpensive "aircraft-in-a-box" simulator for
    testing avionics, hardware components and control
  • RT-LAB UAV Engineering Simulator
  • Takes your UAV concepts from model to operating
    in a real-time HLA federated simulation, smoothly
    and painlessly.

Partial List of Opal-RT Customers
  • Department of National Defense Canada
  • DSO National Labs (Singapore Armed Forces),
  • Embraer (Brazilian aircraft manufacturer for
    commercial and defense markets)
  • Marintek (Norwegian Maritime Technology
    Institute, specializing in naval systems)
  • Mechtronix Systems (flight-training devices)
  • United Defense
  • Pratt Whitney Canada
  • Mannarino (aerospace control HIL test system)
  • CS Communication (Gas turbine control HIL system)

More than 110 customers in automotive, electrical
systems, research center and universities
Introducing NTI
  • Newmerical Technologies Inc. provides expertise
    and technology in the following areas
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic performance
  • Thermodynamics of all systems
  • Icing
  • Rain, snow and ice effects on helicopter
  • Performance at sea, in rain and ice storms
  • Review of certification requirements, if any
  • Database for simulators
  • Real-time simulator CFD-based databases for
    flight and for icing
  • Real-time simulator CFD-based databases for air
    wake effects for landing and take-off from ships

NTI Customers Aerospace Icing
Merlo, Kanofsky Brinkmeier, Ltd.
NTI Customers Wind Engineering
Introducing INFO-KIT Technologies
  • INFO-KIT Technologies provides services and
    technology in the following areas
  • Authoring tool (Tactic!)
  • Easy content development software
  • SCORM and AICC compliant
  • Learning Management System \ Learning Content
    Management System (eduZone)
  • Courses creation
  • Training management
  • Skills management
  • Competency management
  • eLearning simulator (3DSEV)
  • 3D simulator Web-based
  • Linked with eduZone

INFO-KIT Technologies Customers
  • Department of National Defense Canada (Tactic!)
  • Hydro-Québec (Tactic!)
  • Gentilly Nuclear Power Plant (eduZone)
  • Pratt Whitney Canada (Tactic!)
  • Québec National School of Firefighting (eduZone
    and Tactic!)
  • GE Hydro (Tactic! courses dev.)
  • Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (eduZone 3D
    courses dev.)
  • Integrated Performance Solution (eduZone)

  • Major projects require significant VV
  • Value added External VV
  • improve safety,
  • improve product quality
  • save time and money
  • The proposed External VV consortium offers
  • Unique 100 Canadian solution
  • Unique advanced simulation technologies applied
    to External VV
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