Abstract Accepted to 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference
An abstract titled “The Secure Future of Avionics: Improving Safety, Security, and Performance” has been accepted for the 2015 Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) in Prague, Czech Republic in September. The authors of the proposed paper are Steven H. VanderLeest, Chief Operating Officer at DornerWorks, along with Dagan White, Product Marketing Manager – Aerospace & Defense at Xilinx. The paper will describe the needs of future avionics to provide more performance to meet additional objectives due to changing nature of commercial flight, NextGen requirements, and higher expectations for functionality by the flying public. While flight certification has long provided rigorous assurance of the safety of flight, security of information is a more recent objective that we must to improve. Thus future avionics must meet the triple goals of safety + performance + security, and do so while maintaining flexibility and containing costs. In this paper, the authors explore one promising direction for future avionics hardware, MultiProcessor System on a Chip (MPSoC) and a related promising direction for future avionics software (virtualization).