Military Embedded Systems

Avionics development to be streamlined with Ansys SCADE


March 16, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of Ansys.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is using Ansys simulation software solutions to develop avionics for U.S. military aircraft. Ansys SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 Applications (Ansys SCADE for ARINC 661), will enable POC to reduce development time and accelerate certification with the intent to integrate new functionality at a lower cost and enable a faster path to market.

U.S. Department of Defense legacy aircraft equipped with aging avionics and controls require upgrades to add new capabilities that can be costly. As avionics software becomes increasingly sophisticated, complying with requirements, satisfying safety-critical standards, and reducing costs present development challenges.

According to company officials, efficient model-based software development with qualified code generation offers a more streamlined approach to decrease software cost and development while managing complex designs.

Ansys SCADE for ARINC 661 is designed to provide model-based software development and automatic qualified code generation to quickly create and certify avionics software.

Development time can be reduced while adhering to ARINC 661, DO-178C, and the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) technical standard. Driving reusability across aircraft platforms, Ansys SCADE 661 is intended to expedite integration of new functionalities and reduce platform-specific design.



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