Collins Aerospace has developed a platform-agnostic mission computer that can be used on any aircraft, fixed wing, rotary, unmanned, or wide-body wing. It’s called Common Open Secure Mission Computer, or COSMC.
We developed COSMC using digital engineering – more specifically, model-based engineering. Our engineering team started with customer requirements to help build a model for COSMC. The model enables teams to quickly adapt to changing customer needs, effectively assess system impacts and build in cybersecurity from the ground up. The model has created numerous efficiencies, turning what could be a three-month cycle into two weeks.
By using digital engineering, our COSMC team can create, design and field the system more rapidly to ensure users are not stuck in the lengthy development cycle. It also means that cybersecurity, cyber resilience and export security are embedded from the beginning rather than being bolted on at the end.