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DO-297 Training | IMA Development Guidance

DO-297 Training | IMA Development Guidance

DO-297 Training:

DO-297 Training, Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance, and Certification Considerations

DO-297 training provides the concepts, theories, methods, and requirements to create, develop, and maintain an effective DO-297 guideline. The DO-297 training course delivers the basics for creating and incorporating the Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) system and its relationship and RTCA/DO-297 guidance and certification considerations.

Integrated modular avionics (IMA) and DO-297 are presently the analysis methods in the aerospace domain. Such techniques offer notions for the development and certification of potential system architectures in the future. In fact, IMA is an architectural technique containing various hosts linked together by a safety-critical channel system. Such a communication system needs to deliver various features to give support to a modular and integrated architecture. DO-297, in particular, handles the modular certification that is a requirement for the certification of these architectures. The integration of the IMA system and the certification standard enables establishing effective procedures for development and certification where the process is fully supported by the features of the communication system. DO-297 training will discuss such features, the correlation between the IMA system, its main communication structure, and the development and certification process.

The integrated modular avionic (IMA) structure, presented in different current civil aircraft, signifies a real-time avionic system layer with several adjustable, reusable, and inter-functional hardware and software elements that are able to introduce a number of applications executing aircraft operations at various levels. DO-297 hands-on will discuss the fundamental knowledge of IMA conferring RTCA DO-297.

Learn About:

  • IMA definition
  • IMA and DO-297 advantages
  • History of IMA and DO-297
  • Verification, integration, and approval using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical
  • DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations)
  • Common issues in IMA development and certification
  • Practical hints for IMA development and certification
  • Certification fundamentals
  • DO-297 relationship to ARP-4754A
  • Planning
  • Avionic system development
  • Safety analysis
  • Development assurance levels
  • Validation
  • Execution verification
  • Configuration management
  • Process assurance
  • Tools qualification
  • Certification liaison
  • DO-297 application approval

DO-297 training delivers primary avionic IMA evidence and IMA certification perspectives in regards to DO-297. This hands-on DO-297 training gives you the knowledge required to develop successful DO-297 IMA avionics. Our DO-297 training is mostly constructed of practical exercises, hands-on workshops, and group activities. The examples and project topics are chosen from real-world case studies.

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  • 2 days of DO-297 Training with an expert instructor
  • DO-297 TrainingElectronic Course Guide
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Certificate of Completion


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of the DO-297 Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DO-297 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-297 Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this DO-297 Training course:

  • Developers of IMA systems
  • Integrators of IMA systems
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Project managers
  • All professionals who are involved in developing IMA DO-297 guidelines


Upon completing this DO-297 Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Learn about Integrated Modular Avionic systems
  • Learn about the role of DO-297 in IMA
  • Prepare the requirements for DO-297
  • Apply appropriate methods and tools associated with DO-297 certification
  • Articulate the correlation of DO-297 with ARP-4754A
  • Develop the avionic system architecture
  • Perform the required safety assessments
  • Derive the relevant assurance levels
  • Perform validation and verification processes
  • Implement the DO-297 configuration management
  • Design, develop, and perform process assurance
  • Discuss and follow the DO-297 application acceptance

DO-297 Training – Course Syllabus:

Overview of DO-297

  • What is IMA?
  • What is DO-297
  • History of IMA and DO-297
  • IMA benefits
  • IMA applications
  • DO-297 applications
  • Terminology
    • Robust partitioning
    • ARINC 653
    • AFDX
    • APEX API
  • IMA time partition

 Fundamentals of Avionics Embedded Systems

  • System definition
  • IMA samples
  • Planned function
  • Associated rules, principles, and guidance material failure condition category (ARP 4754)
  • Minimum performance standards environmental qualification
  • Software design assurance standard (DO-178C)
  • Hardware design assurance guideline (DO-254)
  • Configuration Management

 DO-297 Certification Steps

  • Task 1: platform, module
  • Task 2: Application
  • Task 3: IMA system (of the aircraft)
  • Task 4: Aircraft integration
  • Task 5: change of, modules of, applications
  • Task 6: reuse of, modules of, applications

Regulations, Standards, and Guidance

  • Strategies and guidelines
    • AC 20-170
    • DO-297
  • Standards
  • Regulations
  • Actions

AC 20-170 and TSO C-153

  • Failure condition (ARP-4761, ARP-4754)
  • Functional requirement (MPS)
  • Environmental requirement (DO-160G)
  • Software design assurance (DO-178C)
  • Hardware design assurance (DO-254)
  • Configuration management
  • Quality control considerations

 IMA System Characteristics

  • Shared resources
  • Platform independent application development
  • Portable applications
  • Flexible with limited effects
  • Increased configuration management (CM) complication
    • Most CM issues must be handled at the integrated level

Federated vs IMA Architecture

  • Processes
  • Resources
  • Applications
  • Management and strategies

IMA Features

  • Layered architecture
  • Reconfiguration of applications on the modules
    • Static reconfiguration
    • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • Partitioning: protection devices to share resources
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Code reuse and portability
  • An operating system to run the applications
  • Physical integration of networks, modules, and IO devices
  • Design for development

 Differences between ARINC 653 and DO-297

  • ARINC 653 is an FSW level standard
  • DO-297 is tied to IMA
  • From RTCA standpoint
  • From FAA perspective
  • Relationship to DO-178
  • Concept structures
  • Relationship to APEX (API)
  • Relationship to RTOS

Partitioned Avionic Software

  • Correlation to IMA
  • Incorporating mixed-criticality systems
  • Application layer development
  • System fault tolerance
  • Importance of partitioning
  • Effective SW partitioning

Examples of Aircrafts Using IMA

  • Airbus A350
  • Airbus A380
  • Airbus A400M
  • ATR 42
  • ATR 72
  • BAE Hawk (Hawk 128 AJT)
  • Boeing 777
  • Boeing 787

TONEX Case Study Sample: NASA IV&V Mission

  • Once the mission was over, the components were reused
  • Avionics were reconfigured for a new mission
  • Minimal avionics computers
  • Substituting the display module with another flight module
  • Effector and sensor modifications
  • Discuss all the steps and elements of DO-297

Wrap-up – DO-297 Training

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