Getting the requirements right in avionics safety certification, FACE compliance, and certifying UAVs
In this Q&A with Jim McElroy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at LDRA, he discusses how poor requirements can doom avionics certification efforts, common mistakes engineers make in this process, Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliance, and how certifying commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to Design Assurance Level A for avionics safety certification. He also looks [...]
As we do in every September issue, we give an overview on the defense market from the perspective of industry analysts. We also take a closer look at how the military electronics community manages the obsolescence headaches that come with using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Never have these two subjects gone more hand-in-hand than they [...]
Defense OEMs must find a way to cost-effectively meet mounting data throughput and processing needs with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms in smaller form factors. Application-ready systems that have been ruggedized for reliability in extreme military settings instill confidence with high availability by effectively addressing the significant power densities generated at the board, chassis, and system levels.
Device obsolescence is the status of a part when it is no longer available. The problem of obsolescence is very prevalent in microelectronics technology as the life cycles for microelectronic parts are often in conflict with equipment life cycles. In addition, microelectronics technology has a long history of obsolescence issues. Obsolescence extends beyond electronic parts to other materials like textiles and mechanical parts. In addition, obsolescence can also appear in software, specifications, standards, processes, and packaging technologies.