Avionics 2012 conference

Avionics 2012 logoIt’s been a long time since my previous blog, as unfortunately I’ve been engrossed in a number of projects!

However, I have just got time to mention that I’m really looking forward to the Avionics Europe conference in Munich on 21-22 March. The conference programme is pretty packed, covering cockpit avionics and technologies for civil and military aircraft; and aircraft, spacecraft and UAV sensor payloads, diagnostics and certification.

I will be presenting a paper on “A Secure Virtualisation Approach to Support Multi-Level Secure Systems, Software Reuse and Incremental Certification” in the Embedded Software session on Wednesday afternoon.

The paper addresses how secure virtualisation approaches can be used to implement a system architecture to securely partition applications and data of different security domains on the same system (such as national Secret and NATO Secret data), whilst enabling the reuse of previously developed software applications and existing intellectual property in an open standards-based communications environment. The paper also includes a discussion on the requirements for supporting incremental safety-certification under RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C and Common Criteria security evaluation at high evaluation assurance levels, and the implementation architecture to support a role-based development process.

Wind River will also be exhibiting at the conference, so why not drop by our stand for a chat and to see a cool avionics display demo?