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KU Aerospace Short Course Program

Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
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Course Schedule

April 28, 2017, Seattle, Washington

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You can also bring this course to your workplace. Learn more about our on-site program.

Combine classes and save: This course can be combined with Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C, which is being offered April 24-27, 2017 (Monday-Thursday) in Seattle, Washington. The cost to attend both courses is $2,695. To register for both courses, please visit the combined course page.

You can also bring this course to your workplace. Learn more about our on-site program.

Description

This course provides the fundamentals for developing and integrating IMA systems, using TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements), FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153) and DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations). Discussions and in-class activities will enhance the learning process.


Course includes instruction, course notebook, RTCA/DO-297 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations, refreshments and lunches. The course notes are for participants only and are not for sale.

Highlights

  • What is IMA?
  • What are the benefits of IMA?
  • History of IMA
  • Overview of IMA guidance material
  • TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements)
  • FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153)
  • Purpose of the advisory circular (AC)
  • Technical highlights from the AC
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations)
  • ARINC 653 Usage in IMA Systems
  • SAE ARP 4754A aspects in IMA Systems
  • Using TSO-C153, AC 20-170, DO-297 and ARINC 653 together
  • Common challenges in IMA development and certification
  • Practical tips for IMA development and certification

Who Should Attend?

Designed for developers and integrators of integrated modular avionics systems. The focus will be on identifying challenges with IMA and satisfying the regulatory guidance.

Times / CEUs

7.00 classroom hours
0.700 CEUs

Certificate Tracks

Aerospace Compliance, Avionics and Avionic Components

Learning Objectives

A participant can expect to:

  • Gain valuable insight into the IMA development and certification processes;
  • Understand the importance of IMA design assurance;
  • Obtain practical insight into how to address some of the common IMA challenges;
  • Understand FAA's IMA policy and guidance

Course Outline

Day One

  • Introductions and background
  • What is IMA?
  • What are the benefits of IMA?
  • History of IMA and supporting certification guidance
  • Overview of the IMA guidance material
  • TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements)
  • FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153)
  • Purpose of the advisory circular (AC)
  • Technical highlights from the AC
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations)
  • ARINC 653 Usage in IMA Systems
  • SAE ARP 4754A aspects in IMA Systems
  • Using TSO-C153, AC 20-170, DO-297 and ARINC 653 together
  • Common challenges in IMA development and certification
  • Practical tips for IMA development and certification


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On-site Contact Information

To learn about bringing a course to your workplace, contact Sarah Williams, on-site program manager, for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal.
Email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu
Phone 913-897-8782

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