Process Development and Configuration Management for the Aerospace Projects | Abstract
Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792



Process Development and Configuration Management for the Aerospace Projects

Danilo Graca

In this Paper the advancement of computational technology and the use of embedded software have made thesystems more complex and highly integrated, this due to the large number of functionalities delivered and theirapplications in the most diverse areas, which includes: control aerospace vehicles such as satellites, rockets, aircraft,telemetry and remote control, etc. On the other hand, this complexity demands a robust development process, inwhich it is essential to version the work products and, especially, to control the changes in these products. In this way,investing and maintaining efficient configuration management should contribute to a successful and less error proneproject, both in the phases of the development cycle and throughout the manufacturing process. Therefore,considering this context, I will present some steps to maintain an effective control of the configuration of a complexproject, based on a method applied in the aerospace industry, which establishes key activities for the control ofartifact baselines, requirements management, maintaining the product structure and delivering software releases andhardware versions. We will also deal with the concepts of configuration identification, configuration item, baseline,change management, document workflow and configuration control board, in addition to presenting some tools thatwill facilitate the implementation of efficient configuration management focused on complex aerospace systems.

Published Date: 2021-03-23; Received Date: 2021-03-02