Mohamed Aboutabl

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This paper summarizes our experiences restructuring a core portion of our required courses for majors. Internal and external reviews of our program highlighted areas of concern in our "systems core," including inconsistent student outcomes, missing required material, and inadequate opportunities for programmatic assessment. To fix these problems, we(More)
The Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) approach can achieve lower overall hardware costs and reduced level of spares by getting multiple applications that have traditionally been implemented using separate, federated units to share hardware resources. However, the IMA approach also brings new challenges that did not exist in the federated setup. Avoiding(More)
The trend in implementing today's embedded applications is toward the use of commercial-off-the-shelf open architecture. Reducing costs and facilitating systems integration are among the motives for that trend. The use of the VME bus becomes very common in many industrial applications. The VME bus attracts developers with its rigorous specifications,(More)
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