Avilution LLC, based in Huntsville, Alabama, envisions greater safety, better interoperability, and faster delivery of avionic solutions by leveraging a common computing infrastructure and developing software. Founded in 2009 by Mark Spencer, a software developer, pilot, and successful entrepreneur, Mark seeks to repeat the same paradigm shift he created in the telecommunications by moving what was traditionally handled in hardware to software. Avilution believes now is the right time to introduce software-based avionic solutions to the aviation industry.
eXtensible Flight System
Avilution's core product, XFS, is software-based framework that integrates disparate avionic components into a single, unified, avionics experience. In it's most simplest form, XFS can be used to build a graphical interface for a radio, show and/or log engine monitoring system(s), or drive and monitor the state of switches and/or relays. However, XFS is much more! In it's appropriate role, XFS is the hub of the entire avionics system driving multiple displays and unifying all the aircraft's subsystems. XFS has a long list of safety features that supports true stateless redundancy, self-healing, and data accuracy verification. And, because it's software running on common microprocessors, updates, enhancements, and additional features are easily added. This extensible framework benefits the aircraft owner/operator and the avionics industry because it provides a common "data bus" for inter-operateability between vendors while always keeping the user interface the same. XFS is tested in our experimental aircraft, a Zenith CH-750 N750XF, along with other experimental aircraft owners that participate in our beta program.
Avilution's flight display technology allows modular support of buttons and screens with standard computers providing the ultimate flexibility to both the system integrator as well as the software developer. New display resolutions and display geometries become easy to support without having to build significant specific hardware interfaces.
Avilution's ECBs (electronic circuit breakers) supports a robust, redundant and distributed architecture which can save significant weight by greatly reducing the number of wires required to power and control devices spread throughout an aircraft. Avilution's electronic circuit breaker architecture can combine multiple devices requiring power, serial, GPIO, RS-422, RS-485, RS-232 and ARINC-429 onto four control wires and a power bus.