White Papers


Why we need the ALM tool optimized for Aerospace and Defense?

SILKROAD is being applied in the software development of KF-21/rotary/fixed-wing training system of Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. The specialized functions such as ICD and Test management during software development process in the aerospace are essential and critical. These are unique features that are not found in other ALM tools. The following functions were developed to efficiently and systematically support ICD and management of design change during devel- opment processes in aerospace field.


Get a head start on DO-178C

Following DO-178C guidance when developing safety-critical avionics software can be complex, and there are many potential pitfalls along the way.

This handbook delivered by Rapita Systems and ConsuNova Inc. presents useful information for DO-178C beginners and experts alike, including a description of DO-178C processes and how objectives can be met, and insights from best practice.

Learn how to take your DO-178C project from planning to approval with hints and tips along the way:

• DO-178C Planning, what you need to consider early in your project and how to mitigate against need for later rework
• Efficient Design practices to reduce downstream Verification effort e.g. Data Coupling and Control Coupling Analysis
• Verification objectives and activities, and strategies you can take to minimize verification effort
• Considerations for multicore DO-178C and CAST-32A projects
• What you’re expected to do for each Stage of Involvement (SOI)


The Race to Net-Zero: Sustainable Aviation

In October of 2021, the IATA members committed that the aviation industry would reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. With the finish line of this commitment sitting at 2050, this race to net zero is more a marathon than a sprint. This marathon will come with near-term goals, long-term goals, and many challenges along the way. A significant challenge is that the global population is expected to swell to 10 billion by 2050.
Discover in this ebook how simulation can help governments, regulators, companies, and individuals balance the competing forces of environmental responsibility with the inevitable demand for increased air travel.


Pinnacle’s Modern Training Solution

Aircraft maintenance personnel are tasked with the vital responsibility of ensuring the safety and optimal condition of the aircraft we all use daily. As aircraft operations continue to adapt to a modern world by leveraging new technologies and systems, aircraft maintenance must also modernize and evolve with it. Unfortunately, the training infrastructure for aircraft maintenance has remained largely stagnant, relying heavily on legacy methods of instruction and costly hands-on training with operational aircraft. In this Whitepaper, we will examine the limitations of prevailing maintenance training practices and the modern solutions offered through virtual training, from replacing the physical equipment to progress tracking and more.


Considering the Make vs. Buy Decision for Flight-Certifiable Embedded Electronics

Aircraft designers and systems integrators are faced with an important question when it comes to embedded electronics. Is it better to develop the platforms inhouse or does it make sense to work with outside experts? General computer platform vendors can save these companies millions in costs and reduce developmental time. Open architecture computing and electronic system suppliers not only provide off the shelf embedded electronics, but perform the upfront design and processes required to generate all the safety artifacts. These vendors also have established partnerships with leading silicon chip manufacturers to provide advanced technology. These relationships, combined with deep expertise, allow embedded electronics vendors to better plan for emerging trends, ultimately keeping costs down, reliability up and the supply chain going.


10 Properties of Secure Embedded Systems

This white paper covers the most important security design principles that, if adhered to, give you a fighting chance against any attacker who seeks to gain unauthorized access, reverse engineer, steal sensitive information, or otherwise tamper with your embedded system. The beauty of these 10 principles is that they can be layered together into a cohesive set of countermeasures that achieve a multiplicative effect, making device exploitation significantly more difficult and costly for the attacker. Learn about data-at-rest, secure boot, hardware resource partitioning, software containerization and isolation, and much more.


Parasoft Automated Software Testing

Developing DO-178B-C Compliant Software for Airborne Systems

The investment required to produce software for airborne systems warrants scrupulous adherence to industry standards, such as DO-178B/C. The FAA uses DO-178B, formally titled Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, as a guide for determining software safety.

In this paper, we’ll discuss the following topics:

• Background about DO-178B/C

• Key differences between the versions

• Why policy-driven development is central to DO-178B/C compliance

• How Parasoft DTP for C and C++software helps organizations achieve DO-178B/C compliance