Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol. 30)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2013.2
Stefan Burger , EADS Innovation Works
Oliver Hummel , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Matthias Heinisch , Airbus Operations GmbH
Modern aircraft are obviously complex and sensitive systems containing a large amount of software. In this column, the authors quantify this complexity by illustrating responsibilities and software size growth in terms of the cabin control software of various Airbus passenger airplanes. The Web extra at http://videos.airbus.com/video/iLyROoafza66.html is a video of the Airbus Concept Cabin that illustrates what the future of flight might look like from the passenger's perspective.
Software architecture, Aerospace electronics, Software development, CIDS, impact, Airbus, software systems, aircraft systems, cabin intercommunication data system
S. Burger, O. Hummel and M. Heinisch, "Airbus Cabin Software," in IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. , pp. 21-25, 2013.