Military and Aerospace
Twenty-first Century military and aerospace systems need to communicate, and only CORBA provides seamless interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages in a heterogeneous environment.
Examples of ORBexpress in action
ORBexpress provides critical real-time CORBA capabilities to support deterministic systems. It provides capabilities beyond the Real-time CORBA standard, because - in hard real-time systems - fast isn't enough. Used where predictability is critical, ORBexpress supports customization of pluggable transports for embedded CORBA applications. Defense and Avionics systems, no longer limited to TCP/IP, can use CORBA over such varied transports as VME and PCI hardware busses, RACE++, FibreChannel, switched fabric, shared memory, Myrinet, VME backplane or Link-16.
ORBexpress is the ORB of choice in many DoD programs including, the JTRS software defined radio efforts; the BMC3I and THAAD missile systems; the update to AWACS, the Wedgetail program; the high performance needs of sonar and radar projects, including Aegis; and next-generation vehicle systems. CORBA is also being used in avionics mission control. ORBexpress is part of satellite communications systems and Eurocontrol uses ORBexpress as part of their air traffic control system.