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DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training Bootcamp

DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training Bootcamp


DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training Bootcamp – Hands-on

DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training Bootcamp covers the software and hardware aspects of avionic certification. You will learn the fundamental concepts, principals, tools, and methods associated with these two standards. You also will understand the differences and similarities of DO-178 and DO-254. In this bootcamp, we will discuss the background of these certifications, how they have evolved over the past years, and what would be the current application of them.

Learn About:

• DO-178 & DO-254 background and evolution path
• DO-178C/254 rules
• Document hierarchy
• DO-178C Certification Plans
• DO-254 Certification Plans
• System & requirements
• DO178/254 design process
• DO178/254 execution, coding and reviews
• DO178/254 verification process
• DO-178C structures, tools and plans
• Traceability
• DO-178/254 errors and prevention action plans
• Gap analysis
• Design, data & control flow
• Hardware and software verification
• COTS Usage in DO-178/254

Bootcamp Format:

DO-178 and DO-254 Training bootcamp is mostly a hands-on course. More than 70% of the class will be spent on practical exercises including labs, group class activities, and hands-on workshops. We have tried to encompass all the required material associated with DO-178/DO-254 when we designed the course, but we are also flexible to tailor the course agenda based on the needs of your organization.

Duration: 4 days

DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training

DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic TrainingRelated Courses

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» If you are familiar with some aspects of DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.

» We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).

» If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training course:

• Software Engineers
• Hardware Engineers
• Systems Engineers
• Test Engineers
• Quality and Process Assurance engineers and managers
• Project managers
• Process engineers
• All individuals involved in DO-178 and DO-245 projects


Upon completing this DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand both DO-178 and DO-254 components and they work
• Recognize the differences and similarities between these two
• Recognize the exact application of each DO-178 and DO-254 to various elements inside the system
• Understand the actual intent of DO-178 industrial effective strategies
• Explain the history behind the DO-254 and DO-178C standards
• Comprehend the DO-178/254 evolution path resulting in the present’s interpretation.
• Identify what exactly is required to initiate a project in regards to safety, tools, quality assurance, and configuration management.
• Provide DO-178/254 compliant requirements
• Conduct DO-178/254 design, execution, and verification
• Apply best practices of DO-178/254
• Prevent usual errors
• Analyze DO-254/DO-178 gaps in their organization
• Estimate the associated costs and benefits of applying DO-178/254.

DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training – Course Syllabus:

Overview of DO-254 and DO-178

DO-178 certification description
DO-254 certification description
DO-178/DO-254 history and evolution path
DO-178/DO-254 applications
DO-178/DO-254 terminology and definitions
DO-178/DO-254 part number and nomenclature
DO-178/DO-254 team personnel
DO-178/DO-254 organizational responsibilities
DO-178/DO-254 acronyms and abbreviations
Applicable internal and external documents

Hardware System Synopsis

Mechanical systems top level chart
Electrical systems top level block diagram
System functional definition
System failure states
Safety and partitioning

Hardware Synopsis

Hardware operations
Hardware safety and partitioning
Single incident upset planning
Hardware elements

DO-254 Hardware Certification Contemplations

Certification fundamentals and tools of compliance
Issue paper sheets
Certification Review Items (CRIs)
Hardware level identification
Compliance measures
Certification authority engagement

Lifecycle of DO-254 Hardware Design

V-Model technique
DO-254 team personnel roles
Interactions among the processes and activities
Development sequencing
Relationship between processes
Flow diagram of the system lifecycle
Flow diagram of hardware lifecycle
Methods to give feedback
Feedback procedure
Iterative development model
Overview of problem reporting techniques
Traceability of evaluations
Assessment results
Planning process
Development flow diagrams
Requirements capture development
Conceptual design development
Detail design development
Execution process
Verification process
Production transition process

DO-254 Hardware Design Planning Process
Technical boundaries
Transition requirements
Essential processes
–Validation & verification process
–Configuration management
–Process assurance
–Certification liaison

DO-254 Hardware Process Assurance

Process assurance audits
Hardware transition requirements approval review
Process assurance corrective Action
Certification liaison goals and actions
Compliance and criteria tools
Compliance substantiation process

Data Associated with Hardware Design Lifecycle

Traceable data
Objective criteria of compliance
Generating and regulating the hardware lifecycle data
Submitting hardware lifecycle data
Hardware control classifications

DO-254 Supplemental Considerations

Taking advantage of the formerly developed hardware
Applying Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) elements
SH-1 Issue paper compliance
Safety concerns
Tool evaluation and qualification
Design assurance concerns
Applying contractors, sub-tier providers and off-shore facilities
Nonconformities and changes to plans

DO-254 Certification Timetable

Master project timetable
Certification authority web interface
Management system

Software Synopsis

Software configuration block diagram
Processor #1
Processor #2
COTS software determination
Disabled code partitioning
Safety and partitioning considerations
Resource allocation
Fault tolerance
Task timing

DO-178 Software Certification Considerations

Certification fundamentals and compliance tools
Certification Review Items (CRI)
Development assurance levels (DALs)
Software level identification
DO-178C objectives By DAL
Software conformity matrix
Certification authority involvement

DO-178 Software Lifecycle

V-Model approach
Expansion of several DAL’s inside a single lifecycle procedure
DO-178 team personnel roles and responsibilities
Interactions of processes and actions
Relationships between processes
Delivering feedback methods
Traceability of appraisals and assessment outcomes
Overview of problem reporting
Software planning process
Integral procedures
Software criteria process
Software design development
Software coding procedure
Integration process
Software testing procedure

DO-178 Software Lifecycle Data

Lifecycle data interactions with other data describing the system
Trace information
Creating and regulating the software lifecycle data
Presenting the software lifecycle data to the certification authority
Software control classification
DER delegation plan

DO-178 Software Supplemental Considerations

Taking advantage of formerly developed software
Tool qualification
Alternate techniques
In-situ loadable software
Preference selectable software
User adaptable software
Various version software
Software COTS
Applying suppliers, sub-tier providers and off-shore facilities
Nonconformities and alterations to plans

Workshop Sample
Apply V-model for both software and hardware
Develop conceptual design according to DO-178 and DO-254
Estimate the costs associated with DO-178 and DO-254 implementation
Perform COTS for both DO-178 and DO-254
Develop process planning for DO-178 and DO-254
Develop the DO-178 and DO-254 lifecycle step by step

Wrap-up – DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training

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