Mark Brown | Systems Architect

Mark Brown | Systems Architect


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TC-16/51: Adding Bottom Up Interference Analysis for MCPs

By Mark Brown | Systems Architect on Jan 28, 2020 2:20:00 PM

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I hadn't heard of "bottom up" avionics certification before I read FAA's TC-16/51.  But now, looking back at it, I think the authors from Thales Avionics, including Xavier Jean, PhD, proposed a big change in perspective.  In their own words, here's their proposal to add "bottom up" analysis to aircraft safety certifications on Multi-Core Processors (MCP):

Topics: Multi-core Avionics FAA Safety TC-16/51 CAST-32A Certification MCP Systems Architecture rtos embedded systems partitioning hardware development real-time Technical Blog
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CAST-32A: Significance and Implications

By Mark Brown | Systems Architect on Nov 15, 2018 10:36:00 AM

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CAST-32A presents the coordinated position of avionics certification authorities regarding Multi-Core Processors (MCPs).  While today’s aerospace ecosystem could benefit from the use of MCPs, before CAST-32A was published, FAA/EASA had not yet devised a means to obtain certification credit for safety-critical software deployed to an MCP.  Toward that end, the CAST-32A position paper identifies topics of concern that could impact the safety, performance, and integrity of DO-178C aviation software deployed to MCP(s). For each topic, the paper provides a rationale that explains why these topics are of concern and proposes objectives to address the concern. (CAST-32A, “Purpose”, p. 3)

Topics: Avionics Multicore FAA Safety TC-16/51 CAST-32A Certification MCP embedded systems development real-time