DO-254 Training | Design Assurance of Airborne Electronic Hardware
DO-254 Training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) Course – Hands-on
This two-day DO-254 Training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course is geared for the hardware engineer, technical manager or project manager wanting to understand DO-254 compliance in the greater content of certification as well as within the myriad of supplemental policy documents that now define what it means to comply with DO-254.
This two-day DO-254 Training course will:
- Provide an overview and application of RTCA DO-254, as defined by current FAA and EASA guidance in airborne electronic systems.
- Describe how to apply the DO-254 lifecycle and supporting processes, understand system safety assessments and the design assurance level (DAL), set up a project correctly through proper planning and standards.
- Present techniques for writing requirements for electronic hardware and how to optimize requirements for the verification processes.
- Describe how to efficiently and effectively verify requirements with simulation and hardware test.
- Address specific considerations, for programmable logic devices (PLDs) such as FPGA/ASIC versus all electronics, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components usage, and tool assessment and qualification
- DO-178C Training In Depth
- DO-160G Training | Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
- DO-200A Training | DO-200B Processing Aeronautical Data
- ARP-4754A Training | Civil Aircraft and Systems
- MIL-STD-461G & DO-160G Test Methods and Compliance Training
- MIL-1553 Training | MIL-STD-1553 Training
- EMI/EMC in Military Systems Training
DO-254 Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
DO-254 Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course:
- Program managers, Project managers, process managers, hardware engineers and designers, verification, and quality assurance engineers working on projects requiring DO-254 certification.
DO-254 Training Course – Class Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this DO-254 Training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course are:
DO-254 Training Course – Objectives:
Upon completing this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- How to write, organize and optimize requirements for verification.
- How FAA Avionic certification works
- Navigate and understand the RTCA/DO-254 document
- Create Hardware Management Plans and Standards
- Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification
- Understand DO-254 Hardware Requirements Apply the DO-254 lifecycle and supporting processes
- Understand system safety assessments and the DAL
- How DO-254 Compliance Works
- How to work with DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL)
- How to use PLDs in Avionics
- Regulatory background and use of design assurance
- CAST Papers
- Understand Order 8110.105 & Job Aid
- Set up a project correctly through proper planning
- Follow the current guidance for DO-254 projects
- Identify and avoid common pitfalls in DO-254 projects
- Review and use the FAA AEH Job Aid
- How to make verification less difficult, less expensive, less time consuming.
- The difference between requirements and design.
- How to perform Elemental Analysis according to RTCA/DO-254
- The definition of a functional element.
- How to express functions
- Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC)
- Appendix B for Levels A and B hardware
DO-254 Training – Course Content
DO-254 – Certification Overview
- Application of DO-254
- AC20-152; CRIs and Issue Papers
- FAA Order 8110.105
- What is CEH?
- How does CEH get “Certified”?
- Simple vs. Complex
- Certification Offices
- Military Application of DO-254
- System Safety and DAL
- Other Sources of Guidance or Policy
DO-254 Document and Lifecycle Overview
- DO-254 Hardware Design Lifecycle Objectives and Data
- Appendix A & B
- CAST 31
DO-254 Training – Planning and the PHAC
- Considering FAA and EASA Differences
- Reverse Engineering
- Additional Considerations
- Use of Previously Developed Hardware
- COTS (and EASA Considerations)
- Service Experience
- Tool Assessment & Qualification
- Alternate Methods
DO-254 Training – Hardware Design Plan
- Objectives and Common Issues
- Transition Criteria
- Design Standards
DO-254 Training – Hardware Validation and Verification Plan
- Validation Objectives and
- Common Issues
- Verification Objectives and Content
- Verification and Validation Standards
DO-254 Training – Hardware Configuration Management plan
- Objectives and Common Issues
- HCI, HECI and VCI
Hardware Process Assurance Plan
- Objectives and Content
Certification Liaison and SOI Audits
- LOFI and LOI
DO-254 – Objectives and Pitfalls of the Hardware Life Cycle
- Planning Phase
- Requirements Phase
- Conceptual Design Phase
- Detailed Design Phase
- Implementation Phase
- Production Transition Phase
- Verification & Validation
- (Including Elemental Analysis)
- Production Transition
10. Appendix B Methods for DAL A/B
11. AEH Job Aid
12. AEH Order 8110.105 and SWCEH-001