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Avionics data communication network

Optimizing communication network design for modern aircraft

Estimated Watching Time: 45 minutes


A woman wearing headphones sits at a desk monitoring an aerospace communications network on an array of digital displays.

Communication networks are a critical aspect of all modern aircraft. The increasing complexity coming from ever more sophisticated avionics and electrification increases demands on network communication design to a level that breaks traditional document-based processes and tools, even when managed digitally. The need for innovation of product features is not enough, there is also a huge need to innovate processes and tooling to catch up with accelerating digital transformation. 

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of aircraft network design, why moving away from old processes is crucial, and discover how Siemens delivers keys to success with our model-based, multi-protocol communication network design solution to reduce costs, enhance quality and avoid costly program iterations. Register today to join the conversation.

Overcome challenges in avionics data communication network design

To overcome today’s challenges in avionics data communication network design, it’s crucial to:

  • Break up domain silos: To address the pace of innovation and meet the need for shortened life cycles, design domain silos of the past need to be broken down. Network design must be included in a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) flow that allows digital collaboration across different design domains, but this is extremely challenging with the lack of exchange format standardization in the aerospace industry.
  • Move away from isolated spreadsheet network design: To master the challenges and to stay within prescribed development cycles it is no longer feasible to design different networks separately. It is essential to replace isolated spreadsheet-based bus designs and instead consider signal communication system-wide on a common dataset to provide complete visibility of the behavior. 

Provide right-sized, correct-by-design networks for avionics communications

Today’s in-vehicle network design needs to be created and verified throughout the entire communication system. With home-grown tools and processes, most errors are detected in the integration and test phases, significantly increasing the costs of already expensive programs. Checking data consistency and protocol violations at design time and understanding behavior such as worst-case end-to-end timing ensuring validation testing is not finding design error states is getting more and more important, too.

Meet the speaker

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Olga Secerov

Product manager, Capital Network Designer

Olga is the product manager of our solution for in-vehicle communication network configuration and optimization. She has worked in the network design domain for nearly 20 years and held various positions of increasing responsibility including software development lead, solution architect and product owner. In her current role, Olga is mainly in charge of the aerospace aspects and strategy of the tool.

Olga holds a master's degree in computer science with a major in software systems engineering from the University of Szeged, Hungary.

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