DO-254 Training

This two-day DO-254 Training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course is geared for the hardware engineer, technical manager or project manager wanting to understand DO-254 compliance in the greater content of certification as well as within the myriad of supplemental policy documents that now define what it means to comply with DO-254.

This two-day DO-254 course will:

  • Provide an overview and application of RTCA DO-254, as defined by current FAA and EASA guidance in airborne electronic systems.
  • Describe how to apply the DO-254 lifecycle and supporting processes, understand system safety assessments and the design assurance level (DAL), set up a project correctly through proper planning and standards.
  • Present techniques for writing requirements for electronic hardware and how to optimize requirements for the verification processes.
  • Describe how to efficiently and effectively verify requirements with simulation and hardware test.
  • Address specific considerations, for programmable logic devices (PLDs) such as FPGA/ASIC versus all electronics, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components usage, and tool assessment and qualification

 21st Century Electronic Warfare Training Duration: 2 days

  • We can adapt this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the DO-254 training (Certification of Airborne Electronic Hardware) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this DO-254 course:

  • Program managers, Project managers, process managers, hardware engineers and designers, verification, and quality assurance engineers working on projects requiring DO-254 certification.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this DO-254 course are:

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DO-254 Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this DO-254 course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • How to write, organize and optimize requirements for verification.
  • How FAA Avionic certification works
  • Navigate and understand the RTCA/DO-254 document
  • Create Hardware Management Plans and Standards
  • Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification
  • Understand DO-254 Hardware Requirements Apply the DO-254 lifecycle and supporting processes
  • Understand system safety assessments and the DAL
  • How DO-254 Compliance Works
  • How to work with DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL)
  • How to use PLDs in Avionics
  • Regulatory background and use of design assurance
  • CAST Papers
  • Understand Order 8110.105 & Job Aid
  • Set up a project correctly through proper planning
  • Follow the current guidance for DO-254 projects
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls in DO-254 projects
  • Review and use the FAA AEH Job Aid
  • How to make verification less difficult, less expensive, less time consuming.
  • The difference between requirements and design.
  • How to perform Elemental Analysis according to RTCA/DO-254
  • The definition of a functional element.
  • How to express functions
  • Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC)
  • Appendix B for Levels A and B hardware
DO-254 – Certification Overview
  • Application of DO-254
  • AC20-152; CRIs and Issue Papers
  • FAA Order 8110.105
  • What is CEH?
  • How does CEH get “Certified”?
  • Simple vs. Complex
  • Certification Offices
  • Military Application of DO-254
  • System Safety and DAL
  • Other Sources of Guidance or Policy
DO-254 Document and Lifecycle Overview
  • DO-254 Hardware Design Lifecycle Objectives and Data
  • Appendix A & B
  • CAST 31
DO-254 Training – Planning and the PHAC
  • Considering FAA and EASA Differences
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Additional Considerations
  • Use of Previously Developed Hardware
  • COTS (and EASA Considerations)
  • Service Experience
  • Tool Assessment & Qualification
  • Alternate Methods
DO-254 Training – Hardware Design Plan
  • Objectives and Common Issues
  • Traceability
  • Transition Criteria
  • Baselines
  • Design Standards
DO-254 Training – Hardware Validation and Verification Plan
  • Validation Objectives and
  • Common Issues
  • Verification Objectives and Content
  • Verification and Validation Standards
DO-254 Training – Hardware Configuration Management plan
  • Objectives and Common Issues
  • HCI, HECI and VCI
Hardware Process Assurance Plan
  • Objectives and Content
Certification Liaison and SOI Audits
  • LOFI and LOI
DO-254 – Objectives and Pitfalls of the Hardware Life Cycle
  • Planning Phase
  • Requirements Phase
  • Conceptual Design Phase
  • Detailed Design Phase
  • Implementation Phase
  • Production Transition Phase
  • Verification & Validation
  • (Including Elemental Analysis)
  • Robustness
  • Test
  • Production Transition

10. Appendix B Methods for DAL A/B

11. AEH Job Aid

12. AEH Order 8110.105 and SWCEH-001

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