Airbus Defence and Space Develops Safety-Critical Avionics Using Model-Based Design

“The main advantage of the use of models is that it decreases the number of errors and increases substantially the quality of the final product, in both the requirements and the design and implementation phases.”

Key Outcomes

  • Detected errors and perform testing early
  • Enabled large teams to work in the same architecture by using referenced models
  • Automatically generated code
  • Reused models and tests

The Overall Systems Integration group within Airbus Defence and Space develops modeling solutions for integration test benches. They are now focused on adopting Model-Based Design for avionics products, including software and hardware certified for DO-178C and DO-254.

MATLAB® and Simulink® products have enabled them to reduce the design and test phases for avionics products. They can complete the end-to-end workflow, from modeling and simulation to automatic code generation, test and verification, and DO-178 and DO-254 certification, with MATLAB and Simulink.