Military Embedded Systems

Topic: DO-254

Bringing the benefits of safety-certifiable COTS to the system level

February 19, 2018

Avionics integrators and aircraft certification agencies now understand and accept that certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) assemblies can be designed with a complete set of DO-254 and DO-178B data artifacts that will support system and aircraft certification. The next phase: Defining the advantages of these products on the subsystem level when bringing the cost, time, and risk-lowering benefits of safety-certifiable COTS to avionics system designers.