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Avidyne CorporationAvidyne Corporation - DFC90 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot Avidyne Corporation is using Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS in its new DFC90 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot that enhances precision of flight and improves safety for Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. The DFC90 adds the precision of an attitude-based flight control system and Avidyne’s innovative, safety-enhancing Envelope Protection capability. The DFC90 has all the standard vertical and lateral modes of operation of a turbine-class autopilot system, including Flight Director (FD), Altitude Hold (ALT), Airspeed Hold (IAS), Vertical Speed Hold (VS), Heading (HDG), and Navigation (NAV, APPR, LOC/GS, GPSS).
"Developing flight critical systems is hard enough without worrying about the RTOS. Avidyne is pleased to introduce a new level of performance and safety to General Aviation lightplanes with our DFC90 and DFC100 Cirrus autopilot. ThreadX software was easy to use, rock solid and high performance. We won't be looking anywhere else for our next RTOS."
Mark Krebs, Avidyne’s VP Engineering for Guidance and Controls
NASA’s Deep Impact Space Probe
"ThreadX was a dream. It is a good quality product. It’s compact, it’s bug free, we had no bugs, no problems. In the four years and three projects I’ve worked on, it was perfectly matched for the application.”Steve Tarr, Ball Aerospace
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
"We found ThreadX to be a proven solution based on its demonstrated success for the Deep Impact mission, so using it for the HiRISE instrument aboard the MRO was a logical decision. ThreadX delivered a first-rate performance for us and helped the MRO mission return extraordinary high-resolution images from Mars.”
Steve Tarr, HiRISE Software Lead, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
XybionXybion utilizes ThreadX in its terrorism fighting infared camera.
"On behalf of the Xybion software group, I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the performance of the ThreadX RTOS. Not once in the course of developing our night vision camera software has ThreadX even hiccupped! It is absolutely rock solid. I've used other RTOS' in the past, and they were horridly difficult to work with. ThreadX is a refreshing change. Kudos to the ThreadX team!"
--- Kim W. Premuda Xybion Electronic Systems
ThreadX User Guide