Providing Aircraft in a Lab

Providing Aircraft in a Lab

Heron Systems’ simulation/stimulation team provides the E-2D Program with innovative solutions to satisfy test and evaluation requirements.

Heron Systems has delivered the E-2D Systems Test and Evaluation Laboratory (ESTEL) with the latest generation Tactical Driver (TD) Suite to support the program’s laboratory test and evaluation requirements.  The ESTEL is now fully capable of providing a realistic E-2D in support of scenario driven events, distributed simulation test events, flight testing, tactical software modification, interoperability testing, experimentation, and advanced development concept testing.

The Tactical Driver Suite has evolved to support the full range of hardware-in-the-loop capabilities required by Navy T&E programs.   This real-time capable, integrated solution provides laboratories with all of the software components and embedded systems required to enable an “aircraft in a laboratory” capability.  Designed to be easily extensible, Heron Systems has developed and deployed this suite in several Navy laboratories with variants representing the E-2C, E-2D, SH-60B, SH-60R, and FireScout.Heron Systems has continually enhanced the Tactical Driver to deliver a fully capable and integrated product to Navy customers.