Originally presented on April 13, 2016.

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The primary objective of the FACE Technical Standard is to define a reference software architecture. The Reference Implementation Guide documents approaches and best industry practices to instantiate the reference software architecture for developing and verifying infrastructure software components and application components. This webinar will examine a case study of such a reference implementation in order to demonstrate capabilities that can be integrated using FACE aligned components. These components include:

  • An Operating System Segment (FACE Safety Base Profile aligned) utilizing both C and C++ runtimes
  • A Transport Services Segment (TSS) utilizing DDS and ARINC port services
  • A Platform Specific Services Segment (PSSS) including Graphic Services
  • A Portable Components Segment (PCS) implemented within a partition providing the Primary Flight Display.
  • An IO Services Segment (IOS) including the adapters to the low device drivers in use on the platform, specifically the serial and Ethernet.


Dave Stringer, Principal Applications Engineer, RTI
Dave brings thirty years' experience in distributed systems development, both as a user and a creator of middleware. He has worked on and with DDS for the last five years and, previously, for fifteen years on CORBA. At RTI, Dave works with customers applying DDS to some of the most challenging real-world distributed systems. Prior to that he managed middleware development for Borland. Dave has been involved in many industry standardization efforts, most recently with FACE. He served on the Object Management Group's Architecture Board. He started his career in Telecoms, spanning middleware research and switching development. Dave holds a BS from University of Bath, UK and an MS from University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Larry Kinnan
Larry Kinnan is a Principal Technologist for Avionics and Safety Critical Systems at Wind River in the Technical Marketing Group. Larry has worked at Wind River for more than 16 years in various Services and Field Engineering roles with a primary focus on safety-critical systems and ARINC 653 solutions. Larry has extensive experience with numerous aerospace programs such as the Boeing 787, KC-46 Tanker, C130-AMP and other commercial and military aircraft as well as multiple space borne systems. Prior to joining Wind River, Larry was employed in the medical device community where he was involved in safety-critical device design, development and deployment of computed tomographic and nuclear medicine systems.