Abaco, RTI and Wind River partner on COTS DO-254 and DO-178C solution for airborne systems

first_img Continue Reading Previous ARBOR: RISC-based Panel PC for IoV, IIoT applicationsNext Apacer: XR-DIMM DRAM module with RTCA DO-160G certification Abaco, Real-Time Innovations and Wind River announced the integration of the first hardware, operating system, and communications framework with COTS RTCA DO-254 and RTCA DO-178C DAL A safety certification evidence package. This package will deliver accelerated certification and airworthiness for next generation airborne control and mission systems. This first-of-its-kind multi-supplier solution stack based upon open standards, vastly reduces integration and certification risk while accelerating time-to-market and deployment of critical systems. This solution is the first time both hardware and software have been integrated from multiple suppliers with all components enabling the highest level of avionics safety certification. This integration is based upon the hardware and software modular open systems architecture (MOSA) and open industry standards, including Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), POSIX, ARINC 653, VPX and more. Using these open standards enables the rapid insertion of new capabilities at both the hardware and software level, enabling this solution stack to support both legacy and new avionics designs.Abaco FORCE2C is a ready-for-certification avionics platform, comprising SBC314C (NXP QorIQ T2081 PowerPC), RAR15XC (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429), and XMCS01 (serial comms) and is engineered in accordance with RTCA DO-254 (EUROCAE ED-80) as required by FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-152 and EASA Certification Memorandum CM-SWCEH-001 and RTCA DO-178C (EUROCAE ED-12C) as required by FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-115D and EASA Certification Memorandum CM-SWCEH-002.RTI Connext DDS is a software connectivity framework that shares information in real-time, enabling applications work together as an integrated system. Based on the Object Management Group Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS) standard, RTI Connext DDS is designed to meet the demanding requirements of critical airborne systems requiring low latency, high reliability, scalability, security and COTS DO-178C DAL A certification evidence. RTI Connext TSS is the first certified conformant FACE Transport Services Segment (TSS), and enables rapid interoperability of FACE and SOSA system components and networked platforms.Wind River VxWorks 653 offers a safe, secure, and reliable real-time operating system (RTOS) delivering an open virtualization platform with robust time and space partitioning on the latest multi-core processor platforms. With technology proven by more than 360 customers in over 600 safety programs, and in more than 100 civilian and military aircraft, VxWorks 653 is driving the transition to software-defined systems in aerospace and defense, bringing innovative technology that solves real business problems. It was the first to achieve conformance to the FACE Technical Standard OSS Safety Base Profile, and serves as the technology foundation for Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Hughie Morrison alleges ‘malicious’ doping plot on first day of BHA hearing

first_imgReuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter The battle lines were drawn on Tuesday in a case that could result in the Group One-winning trainer Hughie Morrison banned from racing for at least a year. The British Horseracing Authority’s disciplinary panel heard a claim that Morrison had been the victim of a “malicious” plot and should therefore not be penalised under the BHA’s strict liability anti-doping rules.Morrison’s four-year-old filly Our Little Sister returned a positive test for the anabolic steroid nandrolone after finishing last in a race at Wolverhampton on 14 January, the first positive for an anabolic steroid in British racing since 2013.At the start of what is expected to be a two-day hearing in London, the panel heard that Morrison concedes he is in breach of the strict liability rule, and the hearing will proceed to decide what penalty, if any, should be imposed for an offence which has an entry-level penalty of a two-year ban and a range, depending on mitigating or aggravating factors, from one to 10 years. Topics … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Horse racing Horse racing tips Since you’re here… The hearing opened with the presentation of a note prepared by the BHA to outline the issues in the case, including Morrison’s claim he should not be penalised “because he says he can prove on the balance of probabilities that the substance was administered to the horse maliciously”.The BHA contends any deliberate administration would still demand a penalty owing to the strict liability nature of the rules, while conceding that proof of malicious administration would “clearly amount to considerable mitigation on behalf of Mr Morrison” when it is determined. The authority also insists Our Little Sister was randomly selected for drug testing, rather than on the basis of intelligence received, which it says “fatally undermines the contention for a malicious intervention”.Witnesses who gave evidence included Greg Pearson, the stipendiary steward at Wolverhampton on 14 January, who told the panel that while he could not remember with 100% certainty whether he had selected which horse at the meeting would be randomly selected, there was a “strong likelihood” he was responsible as he is usually the first official to arrive at the course. Pearson also said his computer records confirmed Our Little Sister was randomly selected for testing.The panel also heard a dispute between witnesses giving scientific evidence on the probable date, or range of dates, when Our Little Sister was administered with nandrolone. Stuart Paine, an associate professor of pharmacology at Nottingham University giving evidence on behalf of the BHA, told the hearing that, in his opinion, it was only possible to say the drug had been administered by intramuscular injection “between mid-December 2016 and mid-January 2017”.His evidence was disputed by Thomas Tobin, a professor of toxicology at the University of Kentucky, who gave his testimony via Skype. Tobin insisted the date of administration could be narrowed to the middle of Paine’s one-month window.The panel also started to hear evidence from Tim Miller, the leader of the BHA team investigating the case. 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