The introduction of its Perigon computer for a large range of commercial and defence systems has been announced today by Collins Aerospace. Perigon is meant to provide future flight control and vehicle management demands with increased processing power, open-service architecture and customizable configurations.
Kim Kinsley, Vice President and General Manager of Environmental and Airframe Control Systems at Collins Aerospacee, says “From autonomy to cyber security, clients expect their platforms to perform more than ever before.” “However, additional capacities demand a proportionate increase in processing power. Perigon is poised to assist clients meet the future flight computing requirements of tomorrow with its unique mix of power and flexibility.”
The processing capability of Collins’ existing flight control computers will be 20 times higher for Perigon and thousands of them are presently in operation on several platforms across the world. In combination with its open-system architecture, Perigon’s enormous computer capacity will enable users to load it with a range of complicated software applications, including independent and fly-by-wire flying control, cyber security, and health prediction.