Boom Supersonic partners with The DiSTI Corporation to use GL Studio safety-critical software to develop the avionics in history’s first independently-developed supersonic jet.

Image credit: DiSTI Corporation

Boom Supersonic has selected DiSTI Corporation’s GL Studio as the Human Machine Interface (HMI) software development tool of choice for its supersonic demonstrator program. The company is using GL Studio to develop the embedded avionics in its supersonic demonstrator XB-1, as well as the prototyping, training simulator, and ground telemetry control room for the aircraft.

“XB-1’s high pitch attitude at landing means that the pilot has to rely solely on the multifunction display with an integrated camera to see the runway,” said Jeff Mabry, Chief Flight Test Engineer at Boom Supersonic.

XB-1 is the demonstrator airplane for Overture and a critical step toward mainstream supersonic travel. XB-1 will prove key technologies for safe, efficient, and sustainable supersonic travel. Developed with GL Studio HMI software tools, XB-1 will be equipped with a primary display providing the pilot with all critical information in a single screen. This includes a forward-looking visual system to give pilots maximum visibility from the cockpit in addition to the primary flight displays, system synoptic, and engine information visualization.