The DIANA Project is the first step for the implementation of an enhanced Integrated Modular Electronics (IME) platform, providing secure distribution and execution on virtual machines to avionics applications. DIANA will define and standardize the development and certification means needed to support the new platform. The following activities will be performed in DIANA 1.Definition and evaluation of an example IME platform, including a.Object Oriented (OO) avionics applications running on virtual machines (like Java Virtual Machine,JVM) b.Services supporting secure distribution (like CORBA) for avionics applications 2.Definition of the development means, based on the Model Driven Engineering (MDE) approach 3.Definition of the certification means 4.Standardisation of the results of the project Today, the development of avionics software accounts for 85% of the cost of the development of avionics. The application in IT systems of the techniques above (MDE, OO, CORBA,JVM) has achieved reductions of up to 80% of the costs of software development. Introducing the use of these techniques in avionics software, DIANA will contribute to the reduction of the aircraft development costs and to the reduction of the aircraft operating costs, enabling a faster upgrade and replacement of the avionics applications and contribute to the reduction of on-board weight through a better use of computational resources. Supported by major European manufacturers and well recognise air framers, the DIANA project will be run by a strong management team from a leading SME in the area of avionics. Community Added Value will be obtained by pulling together expertise from different Companies and Universities across different countries, to perform the development of the platform. Improvement in European Technology Progress will be achieved by taking the combined community knowledge and experience to provide more advanced avionics solutions and increase the European scientific knowledge.
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