INCOSE brings avionics forum to Dubai Airshow; registration opens for free, high-tech industry event

Oct. 8, 2013
DUBAI, 8 Oct. 2013. International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) officials are announcing the first INCOSE Avionics Forum, a free, all-day avionics engineering event being held at the Dubai Airshow on 19 Nov. 2013.

DUBAI, 8 Oct. 2013. International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) officials are announcing the first INCOSE Avionics Forum, a free, all-day avionics engineering event being held at the Dubai Airshow on 19 Nov. 2013.

The industry event is targeted at delivering timely and relevant aerospace engineering information to avionics professionals, including Executive Managers, Technical Project Managers, Systems Architects, Systems Engineers, Integration Managers, and Test Engineers.

Courtney E. Howard, Avionics Intelligence editor and Avionics International conference director in PennWell’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group, will deliver a state-of-the-market address outlining global aerospace market strengths, powerhouse technologies and trends, and current and upcoming opportunities in commercial, general/business, and military aviation.

Join industry peers at the INCOSE Avionics Forum for technical discussions of advanced avionics topics presented by subject-matter experts – register today to secure your seat for the free, must-see event.

Date & Location

19 November 2013, 9:45 am to 5:15 pm

Meeting Room #4, 1st Floor

1st INCOSE Avionics Forum Presentations




Title & Description


9:45 – 10:00

Nauman Arshad


INCOSE Introduction

10:00 – 10:45

Courtney Howard


Avionics Systems and Market Trends

The global aerospace community is a hotbed of activity and innovation; and yet, it also stands on the cusp of change. Avionics Intelligence Editor and Avionics International Conference Director Courtney Howard provides insightful information on the current state of the global aerospace market, including strengths and weaknesses, and delivers a forecast for the future. Learn about new growth areas and upcoming opportunities for innovation, partnerships, and technological or geographical expansion. Commercial, general/business, and military aviation, unmanned aircraft systems, satellites, air traffic management and airport technologies, and myriad avionics systems are discussed.

10:45 – 11:30

Asmus Pandikow, Ph.D.


INCOSE Overview and Invitation to a Better Engineered World

Many of today’s airborne platforms require sophisticated and complex electronic systems to achieve end customers’ operational requirements. Avionics professionals tasked with building and maintaining these systems strive for engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Dr Asmus Pandikow discusses how INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineers) provides a solid foundation for promoting competitive, scalable professional standards in the practice of systems engineering.

11:30 – 12:15

Alex Wilson


Advanced COTS Platforms for Avionics Software Development

This presentation will cover the current challenges facing software developers of avionics systems. System architecture, software configuration, and certification requirements, all of which affect the system cost and risk will be covered. The presenter will conclude by showing how you can reduce that cost and risk through the use of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) technology and advanced tools, including an update of successful projects using COTS technology.

12:15 – 1:00

Bettina Swynnerton, Ph.D.


Achieving Open Architecture in Avionics

There is an important initiative starting in Avionics software development. Avionics manufacturers are seeking to increase module re-usability and enable simple innovation insertion. In this presentation we will discuss examples from Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE - a safety critical software infrastructure for re-usable software) and Unmanned Control Segment (UCS - an architecture for reconfigurable ground control stations) are redefining the way in which avionics and airborne systems of the future will be built. We will focus on data and how to develop software infrastructure that delivers the right data to the right place at the right time.

1:00 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:45

Nauman Arshad

Xellerix / Curtiss Wright

COTS Hardware and Standards for Avionics Applications

Avionics hardware system requirements vary depending on the platform and it’s application. This presentation discusses how systems engineers can leverage the right set of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) hardware building blocks (SBC, DSP, FPGA, IO, Storage, Graphics) and open standards (VME, CPCI, VPX) to rapidly prototype the most advanced avionics systems.

3:45 – 4:15

Lee Betts


Connectivity in Ground Stations for Airborne Applications

Many airborne systems have fixed and mobile ground station platform support. The connectivity between platforms / systems and the implementation of the physical layer has various real world challenges. A better understanding of these challenges can lead to shorter project time scales, better engineered systems and ultimately reduced project costs. This presentation will discuss issues such as environmental, EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and installation mistakes.

4:15 – 5:00

Martin Cimini

TE Connectivity

Connectivity in Airborne Applications

Airborne platforms, whether in commercial or military roles, represent some of the most demanding applications for electrical and optical connectivity. These can be revenue, mission or life critical, and can range from vehicle power distribution to high bandwidth data transfer. Join TE Connectivity for a look at end-to-end connectivity solutions in airborne applications, including the latest technology for avionics and vehicle harnessing.

5:00 – 5:15

Nauman Arshad

Wrap-up and iPad Mini Giveaways

Also visit Avionics Intelligence & Avionics International at the Rockford-Xellerix Stand #3245 during the Dubai Airshow.

About the Author

Courtney E. Howard | Chief Editor, Intelligent Aerospace

Courtney enjoys writing about all things high-tech in PennWell’s burgeoning Aerospace and Defense Group, which encompasses Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics. She’s also a self-proclaimed social-media maven, mil-aero nerd, and avid avionics and space geek. Connect with Courtney at [email protected], @coho on Twitter, on LinkedIn, and on Google+.

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