Concerns Regarding the Adoption of the Model Driven Architecture in the Development of Safety Critical Avionics Applications

Date Added: Aug 2010
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Safety Critical hard Real-Time Systems are ever present in the avionics industry. The Model Driven Architecture (MDA) offers different levels of model abstraction and generation. This paper discusses the concerns relating to model development and generation when using the MDA approach in the avionics industry. These concerns are based on the experience when looking into adopting the MDA as part of avionics systems development. The authors place emphasis on transformations between model types and discuss possible benefits of adopting an MDA approach as part of the software development life cycle.