Indigenous software development for civil aircraft system

Jayanthi, J and Nanda, Manju and Nayak, MR (2008) Indigenous software development for civil aircraft system. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology, 26-28 Jun 2008, Bangalore, India.

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Presently, there is a boom in the aviation industry. Until recently, India had been buying all kinds of aircraft right from jumbo-jet to small executive class. But due to the foresight of our scientists and to make our country march towards the goal of self reliance in technology development, programs were initiated to set foot in the aviation industry. Towards this effort, initially, the prestigious Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas was started in the military sector and a trainer aircraft Hansa in the civil sector. Subsequently, SARAS, a multi role aircraft was planned and currently the program is going on successfully towards Limited Series Production and certification. Lot of indigenous effort in various aircraft domains has taken place successfully for the SARAS aircraft to provide the self-reliance. This paper talks about one of such success story of the indigenous development of a safety critical software for civil aerospace application first time in the country. The software is developed for the Stall Warning and the Aircraft Interface Computer system which is an integral part of the SARAS avionics. The entire software development process from the requirement phase to the certification phase is described. The system is being used as part of the avionics for the countryx2019;s first 14-seater aircraft. The success of the software development has been proven by the successful flights of the SARAS aircraft and the analysis of the data collected during the flight tests proves the correctness and reliability of the system. The software design, development and qualification experience and the successful flight trials of the embedded system developed as per the civil standard certification has initiated more design projects in the organization saving a lot of money for the organization and the country providing a premier base for achieving self reliance in software development for civil aviation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil aircraft system;SARAS aircraft;Light combat aircraft; Tejas
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 08:48

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