Digital avionics systems - Overview of FAA/NASA/industry-wide briefingThe effects of incorporating digital technology into the design of aircraft on the airworthiness criteria and certification procedures for aircraft are investigated. FAA research programs aimed at providing data for the functional assessment of aircraft which use digital systems for avionics and flight control functions are discussed. The need to establish testing, assurance assessment, and configuration management technologies to insure the reliability of digital systems is discussed; consideration is given to design verification, system performance/robustness, and validation technology.
Larsen, William E. (NASA Ames Research Center; FAA Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Carro, Anthony (FAA, Technical Center Atlantic City, NJ, United States)