Software techniques for IMA

Terry Ford (Aerospace writer who has many years of experience in the aerospace industry, latterly with British Aerospace, Weybridge, UK)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 April 1998


The fundamental intention of integrated modular avionics (IMA) is to reduce the development, procurement and support costs of future aircraft, and improve the technical and operational interoperability between aircraft and aircraft subsystems. There are three main goals driving IMA: reduced life cycle cost; operational performance; and mission performance. The software techniques programme has been carried out with the support of the UK MoD to investigate three specific topic areas. British Aerospace, Smith Industries, and GEC Marconi participated. Systems management, system security, blueprints, were investigated. This paper is concerned with the requirements which are a subset of the software requirements and are directly applicable to the three study areas.



Ford, T. (1998), "Software techniques for IMA", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 70 No. 2, pp. 113-116.

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