A fleet of AW101 long-range helicopters developed by Leonardo enables the Royal Norwegian Air Force service to perform all-weather, day-and-night search and rescue missions in High Arctic areas. Each aircraft is equipped with a Leonardo Osprey 30 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system that provides the crew with 360 degrees of coverage for surveillance and ground mapping.
Leonardo engineers used Model-Based Design with MATLAB® and Simulink® to accelerate the development of embedded navigation software for the Osprey 30 radar system and satisfy DO-178C design assurance Level C certification requirements.
“Even though we had limited experience with certifying software developed using Model-Based Design with MATLAB, Simulink and DO Qualification Kit, we were able to achieve the DO-178C objectives and satisfy the certification authority,” says Andrew Tortolano, principal systems engineer at Leonardo. “This is a testament to the documentation, test cases, and procedures outlined in DO Qualification Kit; the automation enabled by Model-Based Design; and the support we received from MathWorks engineers.”