An Open Source Hypervisor for Aerospace

An Open Source Hypervisor for Aerospace

Hypervisors partition resources based on time in a device’s CPU, space in the Memory, and bandwidth in the I/O channels.

ARINC 653 is the standard which flight-certified software development must meet. DornerWorks’ Virtuosity Hypervisor does this by isolating applications to run independently of one another, each in its own virtual container called a “partition,” providing mutually-exclusive access to all necessary systems without affecting the performance of an unrelated partition.

This research demonstrates the value hypervisors provide to the aerospace industry.


Topics covered in this presentation:

  • Virtualization
  • ARINC 653 via open Xen hypervisor
  • Flight-certified software development
  • Future work
  • And more…

Leverage the potential of open source hypervisors in aerospace development


Contributing Authors

Steve VanderLeestSteve VanderLeest
Steve is DornerWorks former COO, a multi-talented technical expert and entrepreneur with proven expertise in engineering design and processes. Steve has experience in both industry and academia, having been a professor of engineering at Calvin College for many years. He has published dozens of papers on a variety of technology-related topics.
Joshua P. Holtrop
Joshua is a former DornerWorks engineer.