Verification and Validation
Esterline AVISTA Engineering Services offers complete capabilities in software verification and validation that set the industry standard for mission-critical project engineering, consistently delivering on-time and on-budget results to our clients. Our verification expertise is rooted in more than two and a half million engineer hours and over 1,500 projects completed — nearly all including requirements for verification and validation in software or system deliverables. Esterline AVISTA's expertise extends from aerospace to defense to medical electronics applications, and across their respective regulatory guidelines and standards.
Commitment to the highest level of quality assurance: We maintain an independent quality assurance team to ensure a rigorous verification and validation process. We use a wide range of commercial and proprietary software and systems, and various tools and processes. Requirements-based testing is part of our culture. Our goal is not to produce tests, but to "wring out the software" to find all its problems. The tests are comprehensive and requirements-traceable, and are structured for legacy archival, ensuring the test suite can be pulled up and exercised again and again during the many years of deployment and enhancements expected from typical safety-critical embedded systems.
At Esterline AVISTA, planning for the verification and validation effort is a strategic exercise, not an afterthought or cursory assignment left to junior staffers. Hundreds of projects developed under strict certification guidelines and standards such as DO-178B, DO-254, or FDA 510(k) have honed our investigatory skills in problem discovery and efficient test development. Verification and validation are an integral part of our development life-cycle.