Accession Number : ADA277101


Title :   Aerospace Software Engineering for Advanced Systems Architectures (L'Ingenierie des Logiciels Pour les Architectures des Systemes Aerospatiaux)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a277101.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 337


Abstract : During the past decade, many avionics functions which have traditionally been accomplished with analogue hardware technology are now being accomplished by software residing in digital computers. Indeed, it is clear that in future avionics systems, most of the functionality of an avionics system will reside in software. In order to design, test and maintain this software, software development/support environments will be extensively used. The significance of this transition to software is manifested in the fact that 50 percent or more of the cost of acquiring and maintaining advanced weapons systems is directly related to software considerations. It is also significant that this dependence on software provides an unprecedented flexibility to quickly adapt avionics systems to changing threat and mission requirements. Because of the crucial importance of software to military weapons systems, all NATO countries are devoting more research and development funds to explore every aspect of software science and practice. The purpose of this Symposium was to bring together military aerospace software experts from all NATO countries to share the results of their software research and development and virtually every aspect of software was considered with the following representing a partial set of topics: Aerospace Electronics Software Specification, Software Design, Programming Practices and Techniques, Software Validation and Testing, Software Management and Software Environments.


Descriptors :   *AVIONICS , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , SYMPOSIA , MANAGEMENT , THREATS , COMPUTERS , COSTS , ADVANCED WEAPONS , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , TRANSITIONS , MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , FRANCE , MISSIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , SPECIFICATIONS , VALIDATION , ENVIRONMENTS , ELECTRONICS , NATO , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE