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MOSA Transformation Office
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MOSA Transformation Office Digital Handout [PDF - 449.8 KB]

Open Systems Demonstration
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Open Systems Demonstration Digital Handout [PDF - 981.6 KB]

2021 FACE TIM Presentation [PDF - 3.8 MB]

2018 Rapid Integration Framework Presentation [PDF - 9.6 MB]

FACE WHITE PAPERS

A Common Symbology Approach Using Configurable Core User Applications (2021) [PDF - 830.2 KB]

The use of configurable core components provides advantages in airworthiness qualification and reducing the effort to add additional capabilities into an existing system. Typically, new capabilities added to a system will have user interface impact related to its control and display.

When it comes to user interface design, it is desirable that the platform has consistent control interfaces and display symbology across all capabilities. A set of configurable core components, such as a menu system, can provide a common integrated look-and-feel to a user. These common components can be expanded to cover other aspects of the presentation of data from new capabilities.

Increasing the number of configurable core components to include common graphical representations of numeric values distributed in the system can greatly reduce the effort to display data from newly added capabilities to the aircraft.

Multiple Transport Implementations (2021) [PDF - 944.3 KB]

Reuse of software is a business objective for the Department of Defense (DoD) as a mechanism to reduce costs for software related expenses. The effort to reuse software is directly related to the design of that software and the target platform. Through common use of the FACE™ Technical Standard, software architectures would be aligned, reducing the impact of porting capability software from one platform to another.

The system integrator is responsible for much of the porting and reusing as directed by the platform. The variability in the development approach of software conformant to the FACE Technical Standard can impact the effort a system integrator has to incorporate that UoC into an existing system.

Several methods to approaching the integration of Transport Services Segment (TSS) interfaces to Units of Conformance (UoCs) that use those services are presented here.  The results of this examination and recommendations are presented in this paper.

Strategies for Mixed Criticality ARINC661 (2021) [PDF - 732.3 KB]

As future systems move to helmet displays and large format single systems to present all information to the crew, the separation of criticality will be vital in reducing the full costs of these systems.

The separation of criticality in processing information plays a significant factor in the qualification costs of avionics systems. A system presenting flight-critical information must be qualified to a higher level, leading to higher qualification costs.

Additional capabilities added to aircraft are rarely at higher qualification levels of the initial system development. The ability to add lower criticality information that can integrate with higher criticality information without modifying the existing higher criticality system reduces efforts of adding new capabilities.

ARINC-661, and the approach taken in its implementation, can greatly reduce the costs of adding capabilities to a platform.

OTHER PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Architectural Approaches in Evolution (2020) [PDF - 1.1 MB]

CMS Comprehensive Architecture Strategy (2017) [PDF - 706.1 KB]

CMS Core System and Hosted Capabilities (2017) [PDF - 3.1 MB]

Developing Portable Certification Artifacts (2016) [PDF - 859.6 KB]

Establishing Qualification Zones (2019) [PDF - 869.6 KB]

Evolution of the RIF (2018) [PDF - 1.6 MB]

Need For Data Transforms (2018) [PDF - 1023.8 KB]

Rapid Integration Proven (2019) [PDF - 940.8 KB]

RIF Booklet (2018) [PDF - 5.1 MB]

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