Unit Testing of Aero-Engines

Unit testing of the engine software according to avionic specification DO-178  (Level A).

a400m aero engines

The testing was for the TP400 Engine FADEC for the A400M Aircraft

The following tools were used:

  • Greens Hills C
  • LDRA
  • Dimensions
  • Lauterbach Trace-32 debugger

LDRA is a tool used to perform software verification and validation. It is essentail to use such a tool when testing to DO178 level A.

DOORS is an application used for software requirements.

Dimensions is an application used for software configuration management.

The Lauterbach debugger allows testing on the real target hardware, rather than just on the host.

The testing was performed for MTU Aero Engines, near Munich.