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CoPilot® is a Windows program that allows you to interact with and generate avionics bus data, without writing your own software. What CoPilot does for you, is to make it simpler to interact with avioncs busses, alleviate the need to write test software, and make it easier for you to get your job done.
Get up and running quickly with CoPilot
From the moment you start CoPilot, you'll be surprised at how easy and intuitive it is to use. Often-used functions are within easy reach in the Office-style ribbon interface and separate tab groups clearly organize the functions for each major avionics protocol. Avionics bus activity is visually represented with the ability to "drill in" by double-clicking elements to view more and more details.
The Ultimate Databus Analyzer
CoPilot sets the standard for performance and flexibility!
With CoPilot, you can easily monitor, record, replay, analyze, and simulate avionics bus data. It's the industry's leading productivity tool for such varied avionics applications as troubleshooting avionics systems, automated testing of new products, rapid prototyping of software for new projects, recording flight test data, and avionics component validation.
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What is CoPilot?
CoPilot is an intuitive, graphical software program that allows you to easily monitor, record, replay, analyze, and simulate avionics bus data. With CoPilot you can interact directly with data on multiple buses using Astronics avionics interface hardware or work with previously recorded data. This advanced program features powerful tools for development, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of avionics equipment and systems.
CoPilot is the perfect complement to Astronics' comprehensive line of hardware interface products for avionics databuse protocols including MIL-STD-1553, EBR 1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 664, ARINC 708, ARINC 717 and others.
What's new in CoPilot?
The latest CoPilot improves on the best features of the previous version to make it even easier to use with new organization and visualization features.
Intuitive Organization and Navigation
A new program interface provides improved organization of tools and workspaces so you find what you need faster. The intuitive Ribbon-Bar interface minimizes the learning curve for new users and gives you easy one-click access to a comprehensive set of controls.
CoPilot provides comprehensive start, stop, and pause triggering control integrated into the graphical user interface.
Visual Protocol Analysis
The new visual representation of the bus allows you to easily see what's going on. Individual icons graphically show the presence of bus activity, as well as error or warning conditions. Double clicks allow you to effortlessly drill down to more information.
CoPilot starts up right where you expect: in analyzer mode already working. You can easily change this behavior and CoPilot will remember your preference on the next startup.
ARINC 717 Support
View, analyze, simulate and record bus activity from an aircraft Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit or Digital Flight Data Recorder output databus.
EBR 1553 Support
EBR 1553 (MMSI) capability allows CoPilot to interact with modern aircraft stores systems. Operate as bus controller, remote terminal, and/or bus monitor. Spec mode, switch mode, and link mode are supported.
CoPilot is the most advanced and comprehensive databus analysis and simulation software available today. It includes a wide variety of powerful and beneficial features that make it easier to get your job done. Here are some examples:
Auto Discovery of Hardware and Bus Activity
Complicated project setup and configuration are a thing of the past. Each time you start CoPilot, it searches your computer for all connected databus hardware and immediately starts showing databus activity on screen. You are up and running in seconds.
Simultaneous Operation of Multiple Protocols
Whether your project is large or small, simple or complex, CoPilot has you covered. It simultaneously supports MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 664/AFDX® and ARINC 708 databuse protocols as well as other protocols like serial links and Discrete I/O.
Flexible Data Representation
CoPilot provides multiple ways to view databus activity so you can choose the one most effective for the task at hand: Activity View to see bus topography, graphic controls to observe data in real time, strip charts for a look at how data is changing, tables to examine raw data, and more—the choice is yours.
View and Manipulate Data in Engineering Units
Data analysis is more productive when you can see all the details: feet, knots, degrees, etc. That's why CoPilot translates raw data into clearly understood engineering units using its comprehensive library of industry definitions. You can easily supplement this database with your own definitions and apply to other projects or share with other users.
Automated Test Environment (ATE)
CoPilot is an invaluable tool for production environments as well. The built-in Test Manager delivers a complete solution for test development and test management. Extensive scripting capability and OLE automation provide full control over automated testing and full integration with associated hardware and software components.
Powerful Scripting Environment
Expand and customize CoPilot features and functions to perfectly meet the needs of your project using the comprehensive built-in script development environment. Integrated Python programming and debugging tools include watch window, object browser, command prompt, and break points with single step operation.
Comprehensive Program Security
Global security settings within CoPilot allow you to lock down and password-protect a variety of program features, creating a secure runtime environment. You can allow or restrict user access to configuration settings, data editing, display views, screen layout, test management, proprietary Python code and more.
Sophisticated Graphical Displays
CoPilot graphical displays and virtual instruments provide highly effective ways to view and modify avionics data. From functional radar displays, moving maps or strip charts, to complex reproductions of hardware control panels, CoPilot offers nearly limitless capability to create the working environment you need.
Hardware and Software Playback
With CoPilot, you have the option to playback previously recorded databus activity in two ways: through interface hardware right onto the databus in order to test or interact with real equipment; or completely within the software to repeatedly examine data at a readable speed using all of the available displays, graphics, and tools.
CoPilot has the unique ability to inject deliberate and controllable errors onto the databus. These non-standard scenarios, which might include logical, electrical, or parity issues, are useful to determine precisely how systems respond under such circumstances.
Software Licensing that Makes Sense
The CoPilot license was designed to be easy on your business. There are no dongles to lose or expensive site licenses to manage, just a simple software "key" embedded in the Ballard databus interface hardware. You can freely install CoPilot on as many computers as you need for pre-run setup, scripting, or post analysis. When you need to access the live databus, just connect any of these computers to hardware containing a license key.
Learn and Work with Simulated Hardware
When using CoPilot, you have the option of activating demonstration interfaces. This software feature mimics databus interface hardware as if it were attached to the computer. The simulated live data this provides is very useful for learning CoPilot or prototyping new solutions.
And So Much More!
CoPilot is the most comprehensive databus simulation and analysis software on the market today. Its features and capabilities are just too numerous to list here. The best way to discover the power of CoPilot is to try it for yourself. Download the full version of CoPilot right now.