Hardware Design And Certification Aspects Of A Field Programmable Gate Array-Based Terrain Database Integrity Monitor For A Synthetic Vision System
This thesis describes the concept of integrity monitoring for a safety-related application such as SVS, and the certification aspects of avionics systems in general, using a SVS as a case study. Based on the functionality as defined by a Terrain Database Integrity Monitor (TDIM) for a SVS, functional requirements are generated to be implemented in software (SW) and hardware (HW). Accordingly, HW and SW components are designed to meet these functional requirements. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device is chosen as the HW platform. HW/SW co-design is employed to optimize the performance and increase efficiency of the design. The certification concerns associated with Complex Electronic Hardware (CEH), especially the verification and validation of integrated HW/SW avionics systems are addressed. Additional certification considerations for Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) in avionics systems, such as usage of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components, Intellectual Property (IP) cores, and tool qualification are enumerated.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:synthetic vision system terrain database integrity monitor field programmable gate array pld certification aspects of complex electronic hardware
Date of Publication:01/01/2004