f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS has developed the Mission Computer Subsystem (MCS) for the A310MRTT tanker aircraft. The MCS supports the ARO (Air Refuelling Operator) in planning and monitoring of refuelling missions.
Further information can be found in our information leaflet: Flyer-MCS (PDF)
The MCS is in operational use since 2009 onboard all Airbus A310MRTT tanker aircraft. Four of these aircraft are operated by the German Armed Forces, two are operated by the Canadian Forces. f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS provides support for the operational use of the system through maintenance agreements. Our support covers consultancy and continuous improvement on the basis of the experience from the latest missions onboard the aircraft.
The MCS hardware architecture is based on the central airborne processing unit MPU-100. It was developed to satisfy the requirements of long-term operation onboard civil and military aircraft. In its standard configuration, the MPU-100 comprises a powerful Pentium-M CPU, a ruggedized 30 GB hard disk, ARINC-429 interfaces and a high-speed, 3D capable graphics module with video I/O. The LRU has a 4MCU ARINC-600 form factor. The design is modular and based on CompactPCI modules. This allows the expansion by further modules. The MPU-100 is a versatile OEM platform, which can be used by system integrators for their applications.