Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Certon, Rockwell Collins Achieve TSO Approval for Weather Radar

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 26, 2016
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[Avionics Today 04-26-2016] Certon has completed the Validation & Verification (V&V) efforts for the RTA-4218 Weather Radar developed by Rockwell Collins. The RTA-4218 is installed in the nose cone of an aircraft and delivers comprehensive weather analysis and threat detection for a more accurate depiction of potential weather and turbulence hazards.

Certon was responsible for all aspects of the Design Assurance Level (DAL) C V&V activities on this product. The companies collaboratively developed the custom test environments for automation of “white box” and “black box” testing of six different embedded processors in conjunction with Rockwell Collins. This automation along with standardized test case and procedure templates, provided by Certon, allowed optimal resource management and regression change impact analyses. The end result was Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of the weather radar software ahead of the hardware and systems approvals.

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