WINTEC, Inc. is a small business focused on Defense technology research and development (R&D) – while also providing avionics systems & software engineering, development, prototyping, production, and flight test support. WINTEC was founded in 1983 and is involved in many technology areas that include aircraft platform/stores integration, weapons systems integration/simulation, real-time embedded mission-critical software development, unmanned system design & development, avionics electronics and software, special test equipment, systems/subsystem emulator development, and modeling & simulation (M&S). WINTEC’s core capabilities include:
Avionics & Stores Management System (SMS) Development
WINTEC provides avionics and SMS development to include requirements analysis, trade studies, system/subsystem functional definition, integration concept definition, interface requirements development, weapon control algorithm/software development, test planning and procedure development. Key platform development programs that WINTEC has supported include the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA), F-117, RAH-66, F-15 Programmable Armament Control System (PACS), MQ-9 Predator B (early JDAM integration), MC-130W Dragon Spear (BMS to BRU-61 translator), and IOMAX Archangel Armament Control System. Click here to view video.
Avionics Software Development and Test
WINTEC performs avionics software development for both DoD and commercial aircraft programs to include the Boeing 787, KC-47, Airbus A380, and Archangel II. We provide real-time embedded software development for safety critical systems – and have worked in integrated teams using CMMI Level 4 practices and procedures and independent software testing to DO-178B Level A, B, and C measurement standards at the Prime’s facilities and System Integration Labs. Many of our efforts have been conducted under quick-reaction capability (QRC) program needs for a diverse set of user-unique requirements and specifications.
Weapons System Integration
WINTEC has supported numerous weapons systems integration programs to include the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) stores management system, F-15 PACS software and test set development, and F-15 Suite 5/6 software OFP, and other aircraft. In addition, WINTEC personnel were actively involved in – and are currently engaged in – the following military and industry standards development for platform/store integration:
- Weapon Open System Architecture (WOSA)
- Universal Armament Interface (UAI) and MIL-STD-1760
- Miniature Mission Store Interface (MMSI)
- Interface for Micro Munitions (IMM)
- NATO Air Launched Weapon Integration (ALWI) Study
- NIAG Study for UAS Interoperability
- Emerging fibre-channel and fiber-optic interface technologies
Tactical Mission Computer Development
WINTEC designs, builds, tests, and integrates custom ruggedized tactical mission computers often built around COTS components where appropriate. We implement a rigorous requirements phase to develop Interface Control Documents and other design controlling documents to ensure successful development of your mission computer.
WINTEC can also support the integration onto your platform(s). WINTEC can customize the interfaces to customer requirements, e.g., MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, USB, Ethernet, Power/Open IO, Ground/Open IO, GPS, VGA/LVSI/DVI. Our mission computer solutions can support several x86 operating systems: RT Linux/QNX/Windows. Many of our designs are still used in operational systems flying today.
Weapon System Emulation and Special Test Equipment (STE)
WINTEC develops STE supporting avionics and weapon system development, functional qualification, fault-injection testing, and environmental qualification. For instance, the Multiple Launcher Emulator (MLE) provides a distributed test capability that emulates Hellfire/Longbow M299/M310 Launchers at up to four launcher stations. The Guided-weapon Platform Emulator System (GPES) provides emulation of MIL-STD-1760/MMSI aircraft-carriage-store interactions to include the MIL-STD-1553 Universal Armament Interface (UAI) logical protocol and messaging at store-station interfaces. WINTEC-developed test sets are working in AILs, SILs, and prime contractor facilities across the Nation.
Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) System Development
WINTEC is a leader in the area of UGV and associated system development. We provide direct support to the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC). WINTEC develops technologies supporting UMS autonomy and behaviors for navigation and guidance, mobility, sensors, payloads, communications, and mission behaviors.
Weapon Open System Architecture (WOSA) Development
WINTEC is spearheading the development of the AFRL/RW Weapon System Open Architecture (WOSA) ICD development and general architecture. WINTEC provides subject matter expertise in all weapon domains comprising the architecture – including Mission Processor, Navigation, Guidance, Autopilot, Target State Estimator, Seeker, IMU, general Navigation Aids (e.g., GPS), Data Link, Fuze/Effects, Control Actuators, Propulsion, and Power Management. This expertise is used to develop and evolve the common interfaces required at all domain boundaries. The current version of the WOSA ICD is being implemented in the two Gray Wolf demonstration programs.