Discipline: Computer Sciences and Information Management
Subcategory: Computer Science & Information Systems
Jamelle Jaudon - Savannah State University
Co-Author(s): Kevin Clothier and Daniel Ramirez
There is a need to design software architecture for safety-critical systems to be fault-tolerant in a cost effective manner. There are guidelines for the development of safe software, but that does not guarantee that software will be safe. Avionic systems are among some of the top products that are in need of safer software, for failures can cost loss of life and millions in damages. The focus of this paper is to present case studies of the impact software safety had on the architecture level of the software development process for commercial avionics systems, namely the Boeing B777 and the Airbus A380. These commercial manufacturers changed their federated architectures to an Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architectures. Studied was the impact on the air crafts as a result of migrating to the IMA. Following existing software standards with other guidelines, the respective companies were able to develop an Integrated Modular Architecture in order to create air crafts with faulttolerant software for the system. Going further in this research would involve obtaining more knowledge and resources about software architecture.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Special thanks to University of Texas at Dallas. Special thanks to Savannah State University and the PSLSAMP program for assisting in poster printing and sponsorship to present at the conference.
Faculty Advisor: Eric Wong,