Sep 5 '10
In a NASA sponsered program, Vermont Technical College has constructed remote sensing buoys for deployment on the Arctic sea ice north of Alaska. The buoys gather environmental data and transmit that data back to home base via the Iridium satellite network. This data will then be used to refine models of ice movement.
Sep 1 '10
in Avionics Intelligence
After five years, RTCA and EUROCAE, the U.S. and European avionics standards organizations, are nearing the finish line in updating DO-178B, the bible for developers of safety-critical software. A cast of 1,000-plus people have observed or participated in the process and about 100 people show up at every meeting, according to one member of RTCA Special Committee 205 (SC-205). The industry expects the final package — DO-178C — to be released in the first quarter of 2011 and be mandated six to nine months after ratification.
Aug 25 '10
Ada Web Server brings web-based connectivity and control to embedded applications
Aug 24 '10
A thread on the SoftTalk blog discusses Ada and multicore programming along with other Ada topics in the comments section.
Aug 23 '10
With each new model year, cars are becoming more dependent on microprocessors and complex software, challenging the auto industry to ensure that these systems are secure, safe, and reliable. According to AdaCore, this challenge is not being met: security and safety issues are not being properly considered at the start of the automotive system design cycle, but are instead being addressed as an afterthought.
Aug 17 '10
Zero Defect Software Development (ZDSD) is a results-oriented process that emphasizes the analysis, testing and reporting of the causality of defects. This process, which has evolved from the commitment to providing “five-nines” (99.999%) reliability for mission-critical applications, supplants the traditional approach of reacting to undesirable effects and treating symptoms while attempting to manage verification processes using “trend analyses” or simply tracking the occurrences of defects.
Jun 30 '10
Tucker Taft presents at Ada Europe 2010: An Introduction to ParaSail: Parallel Specification and Implementation Language
Jun 6 '10
Altran Praxis announced that its SPARK language has been selected by a new, NASA-funded US lunar mission. SPARK will be used to develop the software behind a CubeSat project being developed by a consortium comprising Vermont Technical College, Norwich University, St. Michael’s College, and the University of Vermont.
May 23 '10
LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has integrated the LDRA tool suite with Wind River Workbench and VxWorks to provide a single work environment for safety- and security-critical certification. Thanks to a Wind River-specific Eclipse plug-in, developers have the flexibility of directly accessing LDRA tool suite capabilities from within Workbench or controlling Workbench and the VxWorks simulator from the LDRA tool suite.