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Application of industry-standard guidelines for the validation of avionics softwareThe application of industry standards to the development of avionics software is discussed, focusing on verification and validation activities. It is pointed out that the procedures that guide the avionics software development and testing process are under increased scrutiny. The DO-178A guidelines, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, are used by the FAA for certifying avionics software. To investigate the effectiveness of the DO-178A guidelines for improving the quality of avionics software, guidance and control software (GCS) is being developed according to the DO-178A development method. It is noted that, due to the extent of the data collection and configuration management procedures, any phase in the life cycle of a GCS implementation can be reconstructed. Hence, a fundamental development and testing platform has been established that is suitable for investigating the adequacy of various software development processes. In particular, the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the development method recommended by the DO-178A guidelines are being closely examined.
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Conference Paper
Hayhurst, Kelly J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Shagnea, Anita M.
(Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park, NC, United States)
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August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
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IEEE/AIAA/NASA Digital Avionics Systems Conference(Virginia Beach, VA)
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