Pinnacle Recognized for Outstanding Training System Integration Project
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Pinnacle rehosted legacy, closed architecture computer subsystems on the KC-10 Weapon Systems Trainer (WST) to open architecture subsystems with source code and government purpose rights. The KC-10 presented a peculiar challenge for a rehost effort due to the integration and extent of the legacy architecture. Legacy subsystems and interfaces dependent on the legacy host extended into the avionics interfaces, hydraulic motion, control loading, Instructor Operator Station (IOS) software, and autotest. To address the obsolete host architecture, the computer systems and interfaces for all the legacy subsystems had to be upgraded to communicate with the new host.
The rehosted KC-10 WST has been certified by Air Mobility Command (AMC) as a Level C device according to Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAAs) Advisory Circular (AC) 120-40B and Aerial Refueling Airplane Simulator Qualification (ARASQ), Revision B.