Archive | July, 2014

New DO-331 Whitepaper and DO-332 Whitepaper Now Available – Free

11 Jul

Afuzion Incorporated releases the all-new “Understanding DO-331 and DO-332 Whitepaper”, with companion DO-301 training and DO-302 training workshops by Afuzion, at http://www.afuzion.com.

 

From the principal author of the world’s best-selling book on avionics certification and DO-178, this new DO-331 and DO-332 whitepaper precedes his new forthcoming book titled, “The Avionics Development Ecosystem”. DO-331 facts and DO-332 information are clearly explained in this free avionics software whitepaper.

Understanding and applying D0-331 and D0-332 is vital to modern avionics development, as avionics software modeling (DO-331) and objected oriented technology such as C++ are increasingly applied to avionics. DO-331 information and DO-332 facts are succinctly provided. Novices and advanced developers alike can further their knowledge via the all-new Afuzion DO-331 training workshop and Afuzion DO-332 training workshop. This free “Understanding DO-331 and DO-332 Whitepaper” provides a DO-331 overview, DO-332 overview, DO-331 mistakes and how to avoid, DO-332 cost estimation and reduction, and DO-332 costs and benefits.

 

A new commercial plane typically contains over 10 million lines of code, with the total avionics development cost exceeding $2 billion dollars for the avionics systems onboard an all-new plane. And military avionics is more expensive, with military avionics software development costs exceeding $5 billion dollars on some aircraft and over $500 million for helicopter avionics. Even business jets are not immune: estimates of avionics software development for Gulfstream G550 and G650 avionics range from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion dollars depending upon model and configuration. Clearly DO-331 modeling can reduce aviation software development costs while improving reliability and reusability. And the same applies to DO-332, OOT for aviation: modern technologies, particularly C++, are now mainstream and able to be used for even the most critical software such as DO-278 and DO-178C’s Level A.

 

This whitepaper also discusses DO-331 modeling tools along with the DO-331 versus DO-333 formal methods association. DO-331 costs and DO-332 cost reduction

are of paramount concern, and this paper summarizes the key DO331 activities with recommendations on reducing DO-331 costs.  

As described in his forthcoming book “Avionics Development Ecosystem”, author Vance Hilderman describes how changes in software technology fostered a need for changes to the very guidelines upon which aviation software is developed and he provides DO-331 facts and DO-332 information to improve development.  Also, with the rapid growth of avionics complexity and importance in all forms of aircraft, many avionics developers now need to understand DO-331 best practices and DO-332 best practices.

Adds Chris Jackson, Afuzion co-founder, “As an attorney and business jet owner/pilot, I am a user of these technologies but I am not highly technical or as capable a communicator as Vance Hilderman. Amazingly, these complex DO-331 and DO-332 topics are clearly explained so even I can understand Afuzion’s DO-331 and DO-332 information. And instead of condensing 200 pages of DO-331 and DO-332 guidelines into 190 pages, Mr. Hilderman explains it in a dozen pages: brilliant. I even attended Afuzion’s DO-331 training and DO-332 training workshop, and followed most of it.”

 

Download your free “Understanding DO-331 and DO-332 Whitepaper” via Afuzion’s website at www.afuzion.com.

Free DO-200A Whitepaper Released: DO-200A Information with DO-201

11 Jul

Afuzion Inc released the new “Understanding DO-200A, and Transitioning to DO-200B” Whitepaper, with companion Do-200B training updating Afuzion’s DO-200A training workshops.

 

From the principal author of the world’s best-selling book on avionics certification and DO-178, this all new DO-200 whitepaper precedes his new forthcoming book titled, “The Avionics Development Ecosystem”, due to be released soon.

This Do-200A, with DO-200B, whitepaper condenses vital aviation software/certification information and was peer reviewed by several noted industry experts. This whitepaper provides a solid introduction to Do-200A information, with the new Do-200B facts, and provides the relevant D0-200A and D0-200B synopsis. Also provided is a Do-201 and DO-201A overview with an explanation of the Do-200B and DO-201 relationship. Also explained are common DO-200A mistakes and how to prevent DO-200B mistakes. DO-200A concerns the entire chain of aeronautical data usage, from inception, analysis, revision, usage and feedback: this Do-200A paper explains how DO-200A and DO-200B provide clear but flexible guidance on ensuring aeronautical data sanctity.   This paper also covers DO-200A data processing tools and how to perform DO-200B tool qualification.

 

Do-200A, and DO-200B, costs and cost reduction are of paramount concern, and this paper summarizes the key Do-200 activities with recommendations on reducing DO-200B costs.   Do-200 quality assurance is described as is DO-200A traceability. A sample Do-200B example is provided along with a description of DO-200B objectives.

As described in his forthcoming book “Avionics Development Ecosystem”, author Vance Hilderman describes how changes in software technology fostered a need for changes to the very guidelines upon which avionics data development is founded, thus inspiring a need for the update of DO-200A to DO-200B. Also, with the rapid growth of avionics complexity and importance in all forms of aircraft, many avionics developers now need to understand DO-200A best practices to better implement Do-200B best practices.

Adds Chris Jackson, Afuzion co-founder, “As an attorney and business jet owner/pilot, I know all about risk, reward, and the corresponding trade-offs. While I don’t understand the intricacies as well as Mr. Hilderman, I particularly like the section on DO-200A cost reduction, and transitioning to Do-200B in his new book, so I advise everyone involved in aeronautical data to read this free Do-200 whitepaper – after all there are not many things in DO-200A which are free, but this whitepaper is.”

Download your free copy via Afuzion’s website at www.afuzion.com.