Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Equipment (NIIAO), part of the concern, "Radio-electronic technology" (KRET) Rostekhnadzor SC, completed the testing of the system information display and manual control "Neptun-ME" № 204 as part of the spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA" № 709.
The information display system and manual control "Neptun-ME" developed in the Institute of Aircraft Equipment, designed for monitoring and control systems onboard manned spacecraft. Work on it began simultaneously with the development of the control system first spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA". "Neptun-ME" is a remote control with three processors and two matrix LCD screens. Manned spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA" № 709, equipped with the system, is scheduled for launch May 29, 2013.
"Neptun-ME" — a modern deeply modernized version of the information display system "Neptune", established in 1999. It is designed for spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA" with an extended range of anthropometric parameters of the crew. NIIAO is one of the few in the world and the only Russian supplier of display that level, "- said General Director Vyacheslav Chernyshev NIIAO.
Along with the improvement of the system "Neptune-ME" at the Institute have been modernized and simulators for training of Russian astronauts to fly in space. So, while training the crew of the "Soyuz-TMA" № 709 were used dynamic simulator descent CF-18 and the integrated simulator TDK-7ST created in NIIAO.
JSC "Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Equipment" (NIIAO) — a leading institution of the aerospace industry, specializing in the research, development and production of developments in the field of complex systems and avionics aircraft: modern integrated complex flight and navigation equipment, electronic display systems, flight management systems and flight control systems, radio communication equipment, preventing critical modes, on-board control systems and maintenance, as well as information display systems and manual controls for manned spacecraft, the International Space Station and full flight simulators to train astronauts. NIIAO established in 1983. Included in the Concern "Radio-electronic technology."