Integrating System and Software Engineering Activities for Integrated Modular Avionics Applications
Avionics systems are complex systems that integrate hardware, communication media, have many interactions with other subsystems, within or outside of the aircraft, and for the system discussed in this presentation, integrate software that must be developed according to DO-178B guidelines. System engineering and software engineering are two engineering disciplines that are historically handled by teams with different cultures, and when their engineering processes are supported by tools, use different and incompatible tools. This often leads to a difficult collaboration, with at some point, redundant information and inconsistencies. This presentation introduces a solution, based on the SysML standard for system modeling, and on the SCADE Suite product from Esterel Technologies for the development of DO-178B certified software components.