Dec 21, 2009 Aerospace & Defense

Case study: Ultra Datel Safety-Critical Avionics Upgrade Using COTS

By Paul Parkinson


I recently had the privilege of working with one of our partners, LDRA, and one of our customers, Ultra Datel, on writing a case study of their experiences of a mid-life upgrade of an existing avionics system.

caught my attention was the fact that the existing system was
uncertified, and the upgrade involved migrating the existing system to
a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and undertaking DO-178B Level B safety certification.

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