Navy pilots ride FAST, land safely.
A triple-redundant digital sequencer senses the right speed and altitude and then deploys a parachute, contained within the ejection seat.
The ejection seat was designed using commercial-off-the-shelf components and written in Ada programming language.
The project--known as FAST (Future Advanced Sequencer Technology)--was managed by a team of Mar tin Baker, Teledyne, Ada Core Technologies and the U.S. Navy. A modified version of FAST will be deployed in the ejection seat used in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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|Title Annotation:||tech talk; Future Advanced Sequencer Technology|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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