Towards defining software development processes in DO-178B with openup

Christophe Bertrand, Christopher P. Fuhrman
2008 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE)  
Civil avionics software must be certified according to standards mandated by governmental agencies, such as the Federal Aviations Administration in the United States. Typically the certification is done in the context of the DO-178B standard. For companies seeking a first-time certification, preparation for DO-178B can be a daunting challenge. The documentation and planning of high-integrity software is therefore a software engineering problem. As a solution, we consider an open-source
more » ... pen-source derivative of the Unified Process, called OpenUP, as a base process model from which to begin. Because of their importance in the DO-178B standard, software requirement activities are the focus of our study. We show that most of DO-178B's objectives in this dimension could be supported with activities in OpenUP.
doi:10.1109/ccece.2008.4564656 fatcat:7k4pmb77hvckje7cbrkcyrd67y