Training & Workshop

Practical DO-178C Understanding, Implementation and Execution
28th - 29th June 2017
Munich, Germany
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Rapita Systems

Rapita Systems, the leading provider of real-time verification solutions for aerospace and automotive embedded systems and ConsuNova, a leading global provider of DO-178C training, certification and compliance solutions, will host a two-day DO-178C Practical Training session at multiple European technology centers.

The two independent organizers (Rapita Systems and ConsuNova) share many practical approaches to the DO-178C framework, implementation and execution delivering successful strategies for testing and verification to Avionics companies across the globe.

The mix of training and workshop formats will help organizations understand and prepare for new processes and development activities that are needed to satisfy DO-178C requirements. This event has been designed specifically to address targeted DO-178C topics that have long been major cost drivers in achieving DO-178C compliance.

This training is designed to be fast-paced, dynamic, up-to-date, given by working industry experts with a shared goal: teaching attendees industry best practices that maximize efficiency in managing and delivering software under DO-178C. This workshop covers the top two cost drivers in DO-178C: lack of workable/efficient process and excessive/missed verification objectives.

  • Day 1 focuses on key elements of DO-178C Planning, understanding the key differences between DO-178B and DO-178C, avoiding mistakes and efficient ways to reduce review-cycle and successful DO-178C Compliance Audits.
  • Day 2 focuses on requirements development, efficient ways to leverage previously developed software, and how to reduce verification effort by 50%.

This event will deliver focused results & a clear understanding of DO-178C, the implications and time-saving industry best practices.

Day 1Day 2
Achieving Practical DO-178C and ARP-4754A ComplianceUnderstand and Fine-tune DO-178C Engineering Challenges
1.Understand ARP-4754A challenges and relationship to DO-178C.Leverage Previously Developed Software and Reverse Engineering.
2.DO-178C Practical and Cost-Effective Planning Explained.Understand DO-178C structural coverage analysis (under-the-hood).
3.Understand challenging differences between DO-178B and DO-178C.Participate in Requirements Best Practices workshop.
4.Applying efficient review process and reduce overhead.Participate in most efficient Structural Coverage Analysis workshop.
5.Understand cost drivers in DO-178C compliance and how to avoid them.Best practices in justification of un-covered code and avoid re-work (final structural coverage analysis).
6.Understand DO-178C Compliance Audits, timing and success factors.Save time and avoid hidden but costly DO-178C Objectives (WCET, Worst-Case Execution Time).

What will you learn?

  • In fast-pace sessions, attendees will learn lean & mean understanding of DO-178C intent, process and applying best practices.
  • In a more hands-on workshop approach, attendees will learn how to deal with hidden but costly DO-178C challenges.
  • Engineers & Mangers will leave this session with memorable and practical methods to apply in their projects immediately.
  • Testers and Engineers will understand major technical cost drivers and how to avoid them.

Who should attend?

  • Those preparing for or bidding on their first DO-178C program
  • Those new to, or already engaged in DO-178C, regardless of role
  • Those transitioning from DO-178B to revision DO-178C
Reza Madjidi

Reza Madjidi

Reza Madjidi is the president of ConsuNova responsible for driving ConsuNova global business strategy and operations. Mr. Madjidi is an active FAA Systems & Equipment DER (Software) and a subject matter expert in practical teaching of DO-178C and Compliance streamlining.

With 20+ years of embedded avionics experience including the development of many critical embedded avionics and safety-critical systems, he is considered a leading expert on avionics certification, working with 30+ of the world's 50 largest aerospace companies.

Holding a BSc and MBA, Mr. Madjidi enjoys hands-on work providing training, detailed gap analysis & avionics certification optimization strategies to companies worldwide. Reza Madjidi has been the inventor of various software tools and solution services, including traceGEAR, reviewGEAR, and widely adopted Gap Analysis techniques that has led many global companies to a successful & efficient DO-178/DO-254 compliance completion.

Guillem Bernat

Guillem Bernat

Dr. Guillem Bernat is the CEO of Rapita Systems Ltd. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Spain, in 1998 and then took a lecturing position at the Real-Time Systems Group at the University of York in the UK.

In 2004 he founded Rapita Systems to commercialise technology for measurement based worst-case execution time analysis technology. Rapita Systems has grown to provide a set of software verification tools for safety critical systems including timing analysis, WCET analysis and structural code coverage to satisfy DO-178B/C and ISO26262 objectives.

Dr. Bernat has more than 70 published papers in international conferences and Journals, has lectured extensively in real-time systems and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris has a unique mix of technical computer science background and commercial experience.

At Rapita, Daniel is responsible for understanding industrial requirements for DO-178B/C and ensuring that the Rapita technology is able to meet those requirements.

Daniel has worked with high-end customers on DO-178B timing and code coverage projects.


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Ms. Andrea Sanchez

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+39 (347) 551 9299

Rapita Systems

Sam Streeton

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+44 (0)1904 413945

Kathy Hemingway

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