Embedded World — N¼rnberg, Germany – The FAA has authorised a DO-178B, Level A certification package for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178B real-time operating system (RTOS). The certification package was delivered to Rockwell Collins for use in Technical Standards Order (TSO) certification for a new avionics system aboard the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.
The audit process verified compliance with DO-178B, Level A requirements, a required step for certification of the S-92 aircraft. The S-92 is Sikorsky's newest medium-lift commercial helicopter with a passenger capacity of 19-22.
INTEGRITY-178B is the core component of Green Hills' solution for safety critical architectures. By providing protection in both the time and space domains, it allows applications that have been assigned different DO-178B safety levels to run concurrently on the same processor (in other words, it supports robust partitioning as defined in ARINC 653).