Europe DO-178C/ED-12C Training and Workshops in 2016

Practical DO-178C/ED-12C Training and Workshops Scheduled at Select European Technology Centers 14th – 15th November – London, UK 16th – 17th November – Madrid, Spain “Not just another basic DO-178C training session.” This is a practical, focused approach to understanding, implementing and successfully executing compliant plans, processes and required support data. A thorough understanding of the guidelines is important, but it is critical to understand how to efficiently satisfy the associated requirements. This training is designed to be fast-paced, dynamic, up-to-date, given by working industry experts with a shared goal: teaching attendees industry best practices that maximize efficiency in managing and delivering software under DO-178C. This workshop covers Continue Reading > > >

Reverse Engineering in DO-254

In either Top Down or Reverse Engineering, the design traceability and elemental analysis (from DO-254 Appendix B) ultimately provide the evidence of completion for this task. Requirements Decomposition Prerequisites System Level Functional Requirements complete and baselined System Design Constraints Requirements Decomposition Objectives Complete decomposition of System Level Requirements into Hardware Requirements. Decomposition implies that the newly developed requirements are traceable to the System Level; the requirements traceability will be the verification that this task is complete. Capture of design specific Derived Requirements as needed to fully define the functions and performance. Derived Requirements are defined as requirements that will not Continue Reading > > >

Here are differences between a Requirement and a Constraint in DO-178C or DO-178C. DO NOT mix the two together!

Requirements – Capture Features and Functions of a system or component. Constraints – Define the Non-Functional aspects of a system or component, such as restrictions on technology, resources or techniques to be used. Also Capture a requirement at the level where it will be tested. If the “requirement” cannot be tested at the level you are working, then it should be captured at a lower or higher level. Pay careful attention to the test aspects; capture any spinoff requirements for test stands or benches; so that when that time comes the test environment is ready. Capture the other decisions made at Continue Reading > > >

How to consider open source code in a DO-178C DAL-D project?

This question was asked in one of LinkedIn Groups: DAL-D requires High level requirements to be verified, but does not require code review. If a Project requires to integrate code from an open source project for a codec or a real time system like linux. How shall this code be considered?  DO-178C does not have Objectives on source code, coding standards, or where it comes from.  The developer is free to use it. Shall it be reversed engineered in High level requirements and design?  It is best to create corresponding High Level Requirements.  DO-178C does not imposes creating design for Continue Reading > > >

Practical DO-178C / ED-12C Training opportunity (June 30, 2016: London / UK)

This DO-178C training will help organizations understand and prepare for new processes and development activities needed to satisfy DO-178C. This event will address targeted DO-178C topics and efficiently deliver industry best practices. Attendees will receive: Understanding of DO-178C / ED-12C from a “How To” and “Why” perspective along with the following: FREE PSAC & PHAC templates available FREE Access to adviceGEAR Library adviceGEAR includes whitepapers, checklists, process templates, FAA CAST Papers and more DO-178C & its’ relationship to ARP-4754A / 4761 Industry best practices: from planning, to requirements, verification and passing CERT audits 20% early-bird discount ends 16th June 2016. Continue Reading > > >

How do you become a Designated Engineering Representative or DER?

A DER is an individual, appointed in accordance with 14 CFR  183.29, who holds an engineering degree or equivalent, possesses technical knowledge and experience, and meets the qualification requirements of Order 8100.8D. A DER may be appointed to act as a Company DER and/or Consultant DER. Company DERs can act as DER for their employer and may only approve, or recommend approval, of technical data to the FAA for the company. Consultant DERs are individuals appointed to act as an independent (self-employed) DER to approve or recommend approval of technical data to the FAA. The followings are the General (but Continue Reading > > >

What is the Software SOI and how to pass EASA / FAA Audits?

SOIs are Stages of Involvements and are the minimum gates that a Certification Authority (EASA or FAA) gets involved in reviewing a system or sub-system. With respect to Software there are certain guidelines to know for successful results showing DO-178C compliance. Under FAA Review: Software Order 8110.49: SW Approval Guidelines SW Job Aid: Review Guidelines Under EASA Review: Software EASA CM – SWCEH – 002: SW Approval Guidelines General notes to consider: 80% similar process between FAA / EASA FAA uses DERs to assist or perform the Audits EASA uses Panel 10 (experts of SW & AEH) FAA uses Job Aids Continue Reading > > >