Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
BOEING COMPANY THE
Parent Company: 
Boeing
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
Missouri
Project Description: 

THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO REDUCE THE COST OF COCKPIT DESIGN MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS BY EXPLORING OPTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR (1) INCREASED USE OF SOFTWARE FOR OPERATIONS AND INTERACTIONS (2) NETWORKED/CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS TO MANAGE INDIVIDUAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS AS WELL AS FLEET MANAGEMENT AND (3) INCREASED USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS INSIDE AIRCRAFT. THESE IMPROVEMENTS WILL REDUCE THE WEIGHT AND INVENTORY/MAINTENANCE COSTS OFMECHANICAL INTERFACE DEVICES MILES OF WIRING INSIDE AIRCRAFT AS WELL AS TRANSITION MANY FUNCTIONALITIES (E.G. FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATIONS) TO EXTERNAL SYSTEMS THUS REDUCING COSTS PER COCKPIT IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. THE EXPLORATORYOBJECTIVES OF THIS RESEARCH ARE AS FOLLOWS:1. DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT AN INITIAL PROTOTYPE OF SOFTWARE INTENSIVE NETWORKED MODULAR AND RECONFIGURABLE WIRELESS COCKPIT.2. EXTEND THE "GLASS COCKPIT" CONCEPT TO AS MANY SOFTWARE-ENABLED CONTROLS INTERACTIONS AND COCKPIT DEVICES AS POSSIBLE AND BY TRANSITIONING TO A CLOUD-CONTROLLED DIGITAL COCKPIT (I.E. WHERE POSSIBLE COCKPIT SOFTWARE ACTUALLY RUNS REMOTE TO THE AIRCRAFT). SUCH COCKPITS WILL BEMUCH MORE RECONFIGURABLE AND EXTENSIBLE FOR FUTURE AIRCRAFT DESIGNS AND UPGRADES.3. IDENTIFY THOSE SOFTWARE FUNCTIONS TO BE MOVED TO CLOUD/NETWORKED ARCHITECTURE THEREBY REDUCING DUPLICATION ENABLING FASTER UPGRADES AND SERVING MULTIPLE VEHICLES THROUGH THE CLOUD WHICH PROVIDES BENEFITS BY INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING PER VEHICLE AND PER FLEET COSTS.4. IDENTIFY INTRA-AIRCRAFT AND COCKPIT COMMUNICATIONS THAT OCCUR THROUGH HARD WIRING IN TODAY'S OPERATIONS WHICH SHOULD BE MIGRATED TOWARDS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS.5. DEMONSTRATE USING INITIAL PROTOTYPE KEY INITIAL CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE NETWORKED/CLOUD SOFTWARE INTENSIVE INTERACTIONS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION.

Year: 
2018
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
Subsidy Value: 
$29,393
Program Name: 
NASA Aeronautics Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance code: 
43.002
Awarding Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type of Subsidy: 
federal grant
Source of Data: 
Notes: 

Year is fiscal year.

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