Session 3.1 - Industrial Massive Scale Computing


Chair: Yigal Eskin, IAI-ELTA, INCOSE_IL, Israel


Session Abstract

TaxiBot is a semi-robotic tractor, developed by IAI, for towing airplanes from the departure gate to the runway and back. To achieve the time-to-market constraints, agile development techniques are required. In our presentation, we will show how modeling, simulations, development tools and methodologies implemented in the TaxiBot project overcome the inherent conflicts and difficulties that exist in coupling safety standards and agility. The Second presentation will presents the usage of a SW arena simulator, to support the development of a System of Systems, as a software and system engineering tool, that enable to performed configuration of many different module that may execute in a distributed CPU in a different fidelity level. 



Biography:

Mr. Yigal Eskin, Holds a B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Technion- the Israeli Institute of Technology and from the Tel-Aviv University respectively. Participated and Lead R&D and System Engineering groups in various Tech companies. In the last years, is a Senior System Engineer in IAI, and specializes in multi-disciplinary projects.


Lecture Title: Coupling software safety and agility – Case Study


Speaker: Dr. Avichai Meged, IAI.

Lecture Abstract: Robotics and specifically Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) development is an area which is driven by a continually growing demand. The challenge of developing software for UGVs involves handling massive amounts of data in real-time and using complex algorithms to compensate for the absence of the human in the decision making process. TaxiBot is a semi-robotic tractor, developed by IAI, for towing airplanes from the departure gate to the runway and back. Its software and algorithms development demands parallel work by many teams and simultaneous handling of numerous sensors as well as integration of different technologies. The software development process must adhere to critical software safety standards such as DO-178B. To achieve the time-to-market constraints, agile development techniques are required. The task of coupling software safety and agility seems almost impossible to accomplish. In our presentation, we will show how modeling, simulations, development tools and methodologies implemented in the TaxiBot project overcome the inherent conflicts and difficulties that exist in coupling safety and agility.


Biography: Dr. Avichai Meged holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science, as well as an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Information Systems, from the Bar-Ilan University in ISRAEL. Dr. Meged has led software Research & Development groups at various Hi-Tech companies. For the past 3 years, he has managed the software R&D group in the Lahav Division of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) that specializes in multidisciplinary Avionics and Robotics projects.




Lecture Title: Arena simulator as a software and system engineering tool

Speaker: Oren harel, IAI.

 

Biography: Mr. Oren Harel, Received a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science from the Ben- Gurion University in 1989, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Tel-Aviv University in 1991. From 1989 till 1996, Mr. Oren Harel was a software engineer & a group leader at IAI, specializing in control systems in a real time environment and for simulator systems. From 1996 till 2004 Mr. Oren Harel worked mainly in Emblaze System managing the development of Video Streaming to cellular leading various European Union projects as Emblaze representative. In 2004 Mr. Oren Harel joined ELTA IAI and led projects in the area of navigation and control in real systems and simulators. From 2009 Mr. Oren Harel manages the mission systems department. Mr. Oren Harel has over 20 years of experience in design and development of complex systems with massive involvement of software and hardware.