Proceedings of the World Aviation Congress, Phoenix, AZ, November 2002

Recommendations for Future Avionics Hardware Development

C. Wilkinson and M. Pecht
CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Jim Wasson
Smiths Aerospace,
Grand Rapids, MI

Lloyd Condra
Boeing Commercial Airplane Company,
Seattle, WA


This paper describes the typical development process for avionics hardware and how this relates to the systems and software processes. The decline in availability of military components and the consequential impact on equipment design, manufacturing and support is discussed. Some solutions to the problems arising are proposed.

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