Despite the intensive amount of resources that certification requires, it’s nothing in comparison to the cost of something missed.
Based on studies from leading aircraft manufactures, the size and complexity of avionics software continues to grow dramatically. The current rate of software growth is pacing 400 percent every two years. The challenges presented by this phenomenal growth are crystallized by the sobering realization that all the new software will need to comply with DO-178B’s more rigorous successor, DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification. Additionally, the increasingly distributed nature of development, the need for a high degree of automation, reuse, portability, and interoperability, requires increasingly sophisticated and integrated processes and associated tooling.
Adoption of new technologies such as model based design, multi-core, time and space partitioned operating systems, and object oriented technologies help alleviate some of these challenges. To properly incorporate this evolving technology and meet compliance goals requires powerful development verification methodologies and technologies.
This presentation will discuss methodologies, tools and subject matter expertise as a means to achieve successful certifications for software suppliers. Included in the webinar are how lifecycle traceability, automated software analysis and verification, and other techniques can be used to meet the objectives in DO-178C, DO-330, and DO-331 and achieve certification goals within schedule and cost targets.