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FACE approach improves affordability, time-to-field of avionics systems and software platforms - Blog

June 19, 2019
Maintaining U.S. supremacy in all aspects of warfare can be challenging for Department of Defense (DoD) leaders, partly due to being locked into proprietary platforms or vendor- specific open architectures. These issues limit the government?s ability to bring in third parties to compete or add new capabilities, which has resulted in sole-source or single-bidder contract awards. An open systems architecture strategy has shown to curb the high-cost, long program schedules and lack of integration options of warfighting capabilities. This is where an initiative such as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) can play a major role in making a business and technological difference.

Vendor backing grows for the emerging FACE standard - Blog

April 30, 2019
Avionics vendors ? hardware and software ? share an enthusiasm for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, which promotes a common operating environment with reuse of software capabilities across multiple Department of Defense (DoD) avionics systems. This enthusiasm continues to grow as does participation within the FACE consortium ? run by the Open Group ? as the version 3.0 of the standard is soon to be released. The long -term life-cycle cost savings enabled by reuse standards such as FACE are changing the face of the DoD the procurement process for embedded computing solutions.

Getting the requirements right in avionics safety certification, FACE compliance, and certifying UAVs - Story

February 28, 2017
In this Q&A with Jim McElroy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at LDRA, he discusses how poor requirements can doom avionics certification efforts, common mistakes engineers make in this process, Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliance, and how certifying commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to Design Assurance Level A for avionics safety certification. He also looks at how certifying unmanned aircraft to fly in civilian airspace may require a new mindset for everyone involved. Edited excerpts follow.

Test and analysis tools help verify and enforce security in military systems - Story

September 15, 2016
Secure coding practices, properly tested and verified, can help assure the reliable and safe operations of military systems. Organizations should start from the ground up, using a combination of static and dynamic analysis, unit and integration testing, and requirements traceability.

New technology helps multicore meet safety-critical standards - Blog

May 31, 2016
CODE QUALITY Blog: With industry's drive to reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of embedded systems, multicore systems are becoming the go-to for military and aerospace fields.

Going modular? Meet data and control coupling - Blog

June 10, 2015
CODE QUALITY BLOG: Since the dawn of the discipline of software engineering, one of the persistent mantras has been modularization. This structured design and functional decomposition approach breaks software down into clearly defined functional units, or modules, with unambiguous interfaces. The proven value of this approach is high quality software. When you go modular, however, software testing must examine the way that the modules come together and interact. This kind of testing is dubbed “data and control coupling.”