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
10:00 – 10:45
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
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
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
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
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
Wrap-up and iPad Mini Giveaways
Also visit Avionics Intelligence & Avionics International at the Rockford-Xellerix Stand #3245 during the Dubai Airshow.