SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 April 2013. LDRA, a provider of safety-critical software verification tools and software best practices, unveils the LDRA Compliance Management System (LCMS), designed to help companies develop the infrastructure to become compliant with DO-178B/C, DO-278A, and DO-254.
LDRA Compliance Management System, developed over the past 15 years by Systems and Equipment FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Todd R. White, features detailed certification document templates widely used by avionics OEMs, avionics suppliers, military equipment suppliers, and the FAA.
LCMS details a process that ensures certification readiness and dramatically reduces project costs while delivering total customer satisfaction, says a representative.
The FAA most recently hired LCS to review their Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) that aids air navigation for DO-178B compliance. LDRA Certification Services (LCS) experts walk customers through the plans, standards, and other lifecycle documents, process checklists, and problem reports to help customers manage certification planning, development, verification, and regulatory activities.
“LCMS is a proven, end-to-end certification solution to help companies manage the costs and schedule of avionics certification projects that frequently extend over a number of years in development,” describes Ian Hennell, LDRA operations director.
With the formation of LCS, White and his team of world-class FAA DER consultants have developed a comprehensive certification management process that enables LCS customers to gain compliance to a wide-range of aviation standards:
• Aircraft & Systems Development (ARP-4754A)
• Safety Assessment (ARP-4761)
• Integrated Modular Avionics (DO-297)
• Flight Electronic Hardware (DO-254)
• Flight Software (DO-178B/C)
• Ground Systems (DO-278/A)
LCMS has become the process backbone underpinning the comprehensive support that oversees and guides applicants to certification compliance at a fixed cost. While the compliance tools can work with any third-party tools, customers who integrate LCMS with the LDRA tool suite are able to streamline their verification process to match the certification processes outlined by the FAA and EASA in addition to reducing thousands of hours of documentation effort and up to 50 percent of process costs, says a company representative.
To provide additional flexibility and security for customers, LDRA has adapted and licensed LCMS to work in cloud-based or locally hosted environments. LCMS Local is installed and secured behind an applicant’s firewall, addressing the security-sensitive requirements of some military and avionics applications. LCMS Cloud delivers a more economical option for companies with greater flexibility. Both options include a two-day quick start training and LCS Level A DER ongoing support to ensure full compliance to the standards.