Wednesday 29th March

Test Before You Build?
11:00  to  12:30 v Room: E124

Developing and building aircraft is big money, so how can we test the possibilities of a system, before investing and potentially 'wasting' money? Is it possible to recreate conditions for the design and test, before the big investment starts? What evidence of testing system requirements are at system level before start. with the 'Virtualisation' of hardware, an software emulate hardware correctly to perform accurate tests? With software pretending to be a chip, is it possible to claim certification credit on virtual hardware? How do you decide what to build and test before you build it?

Chair: Joy Finnegan, Aerospace Tech Review / Aviation Maintenance Magazine


Joy Finnegan. Editor in Chief. Aerospace Tech Review / Aviation Maintenance.
High Level Integration and Testing, Complex and Embedded Systems
14:00  to  15:30 v Room: E124

With systems becoming more complex and the integration of systems of systems, greater use of multicore processors, how can we ensure testing and certification integrity, including COTS components, and continuous testing of complex systems? What are the issues with GPUs and GPGPUs with no current regulatory guidance? How do we test multicores with multithreading inside? How do we extend testing beyond hardware to systems level?  How can we test blockchain authentication to identify corruption?  How can we test assemblies,  where there are failures on circuit boards (PCBs)? In this session we investigate the challenges in integration and testing of high level, complex and embedded systems.


Contributions of Static Program Analysis to DO-178C Certification - Dr. Daniel Kaestner, Co-Founder and CTO, AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH

Strategies for Integration of a Diagnostic STL with the Wind River Safety-Certifiable Hypervisor - Stefan Harwarth, Senior Field Application Engineer, Wind River

MCPs and WCET: A Holistic Approach - Mark Pitchford, Technical Specialist, LDRA Software Technology

Achieving Certification of Multicore Avionics Systems to DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A using a Multicore RTOS - Richard Jaenicke, Director of Marketing, Green Hills Software

Multicore Processing in the Safety Critical Avionics Environment - Gary Gilliland, Technical Marketing Manager, DDC-I Inc.

Dr. Daniel Kaestner. Co-Founder and CTO. AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH.
Stefan Harwarth. Senior Field Application Engineer. Wind River.
Mark Pitchford. Technical Specialist. LDRA Software Technology.
Richard Jaenicke. Director of Marketing. Green Hills Software.
Gary Gilliland. Technical Marketing Manager. DDC-I.
Software and Hardware in the Loop Testing
16:00  to  17:30 v Room: E124

When developing a system of different components from different suppliers, the question of compatiblity will always provide concerns, so how can we successfully undertake interface interference testing? Software needs hardware to run, and hardware is becoming more complex. What's is the backward compatibility in value chain management, how will you update your software with new versions (restricted access to old data) or will you remain with old software (that may have bugs or security leaks)? How do we complete testing of sensors in MRO equipment? How do you test all possible configurations?

Chair: Matt Jackson, Presagis

Ethernet TSN in Aerospace Systems: Experimental Assessment of the QoS Mechanisms - Jacques Gatard, Aerospace and Defense Business Development, RealTime-at-Work (RTaW)

Incremental Integration and Testing for Time-Critical Applications Above Multicore Platform - Damien Chabrol, Co-Founder and Chief Advanced Engineering, Krono-Safe*

Software and Hardware in the Loop Testing - Sonja Krzok, Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks and Yves Gerster, Aerospace Industry Manager, Speedgoat GmbH

Matt Jackson. Embedded Graphics Technical Product Manager. Presagis.
Jacques Gatard. Aerospace and Defense Business Development. RealTime at Work (RTaW).
Sonja Krzok. Senior Application Engineer. MathWorks.
Yves Gerster. Aerospace Industry Manager. Speedgoat GmbH.

Thursday 30th March

Cybersecurity in the Testing Environment
09:00  to  10:30 v Room: E124

Cyber attacks are a major threat to any organisation and is increasing in activity. As more testing moves to server or cloud based environments, securing test processes and data is becoing increasingly important. Cybersecurity also needs to be designed into avionics to maintain continuous airworthiness & testing requirements. What do regulators want the industry to do to meet cybersecurity standards, what does airline need to do to enhance network security on connected aircraft & test it?


How to Write and Manage Requirements for Cybersecurity Embedded Projects - Micaël Martins, Europe & Brazil Sales Director, Visure Solutions

Title to be Shared Soon - Noam Menscher, Security Researcher*

Incorporating DO-326A Security Airworthiness into your SDLC - Ricardo Camacho, Director Safety & Security Compliance, Parasoft

Micaël Martins. European Sales Leader. Visure Solutions, Inc..
Ricardo Camacho. Director Safety & Security Compliance. Parasoft.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Within The Testing Environment
11:00  to  12:30 v Room: E124

AI, robotics and machine learning are becoming more popular in the testing environment. AI/ML can be used for handling big amounts of data to find patterns and help avoid avoid false positives and detect trends. How else can AI/ML benefit the testing environment? However, AI and machine learning are only as good as they are programmed, so how can we 'test the test' and the reliability of AI is working according to requirements/correctly for peace of mind throughout the end-to-end testing process?


Fitness for purpose and Absence of Unintended Function of Machine Learning Applications in Aerospace - It's all about the Data - Dr. Luuk van Dijk, Chief Executive Officer, Daedalean AG

Next Generation Architecture: AI Engineering - Michael Mattarock II, Senior AI Technologist and Program Development Lead, Carnegie Mellon University

Title to be Shared Soon - Senior Representative, Presagis*


Dr. Luuk van Dijk. CEO. Daedalean.
Michael Mattarock II. Senior AI Technologist and Program Development Lead. Carnegie Mellon University.
Challenges in the Changing Testing Environment
14:00  to  15:30 v Room: E124

The past few years has had a massive impact on the working environment, including how testing is undertaken. Remote and virtual testing moved rapidly forward, whilst developments in digital twinning has revolutionised the way the testing and verification is undertaken. Many companies are now wanting less virtual testing to enhance accuracy and efficiencies in procedures. How do we find the best balance? What's the impact of the changing working environment on multicore, digital twins and digital manufacturing, and what role can predictive maintenance play? How do we successfully test the always connected aircraft? How will the advent of 'Virtualisation Testing' impact the testing environment? How do we employ measures to ensure the reliability and integrity of testing in this new age?


How Can Off-Air Testing Contribute to the Always Connected Aircraft? - Ole Madsen, Technical Sales Manager, GateHouse SatCom

Test-Simulation Dialogue: What Gain Can We Expect From Data Fusion in Solid Mechanics? - Dr. Florent Mathieu, CEO, EikoSim

Present and Future Challenges of Certifying Multicore DO-178C Avionics in Line With A(M)C 20-193 Objectives​ - Dr. Guillem Bernat, CEO, Rapita Systems Ltd.

Ole Madsen. Technical Sales Manager. Gatehouse Satcom.
Dr. Florent Mathieu. CEO. EikoSim.
Dr. Guillem Bernat. CEO. Rapita Systems, Inc..