Certification

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EGNOS Satellite Navigation System Safety Certification

By Paul Parkinson In case you missed it, yesterday Wind River announced that VxWorks has been selected for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), and has been chosen to run the Integrity Processing Facility (IPF) check set. The IPF, developed and delivered by Logica, is the crucial element that validates the information broadcast by the satellites to safety-critical users…

Updates to Our VxWorks 653 Platform

By Bill Graham In my previous post, I mentioned the update to our VxWork 653 platform but didn't go into too many details. I'll share a few more things in this post. Our VxWorks 653 Platform has been doing really well and we're quite proud of its success. In particular, our recent announcements about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and NASA…

Domesticated Robotics?

By Mike Deliman A discussion about robotics was started up in an online discussion forum.  A question was posed to the group: Will unmanned vehicles eventually see duty in civilian applications? Technology for unmanned military vehicles may eventually trickle down to commercial applications on Main Street. In the near future, autonomous vehicles will be used to deliver packages, collect garbage…

Police Drone: Episode 2

By Paul Parkinson On Thursday last week, I read that an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) had been recently used by the UK's Merseyside Police in the tracking and arrest of two suspected car thieves (BBC News:'Merseyside police drone tracks car theft suspects'). A quick Google search revealed some additional details in the Liverpool Echo ('Merseyside police make UK's first ever…

It’s All About the Evidence

By Bill Graham An important distinction that gets drilled into people new to safety critical systems and certification of said systems is the difference between "certified" and "certification evidence." When certifying a safety critical system to a very strict standard such as DO-178B, the system as a whole is certified not individual components such as operating systems or middleware. Verification…

Do You Design Flight Software?

By Mike Deliman Normally I don't like this blog to sound like a marketing microphone, BUT... once in a while something comes along that's Worth It.  I'll keep it short and sweet.Next month, Larry Kinnan will be running a web presentation about how VxWorks 653 OS is used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   Click here for more information. Continue Reading…