Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, CERTON was founded in 2006 and has developed tools and technology to drive down cost and eliminate errors in safetycritical embedded software and complex electronic hardware for the Aerospace industry. “We provide expert ARP- 4754, DO-178, and DO-254 engineering services under a business model that promotes efficiency and accountability,” says Timothy Stockton, President and CEO of CERTON. CERTON promotes direct involvement between systems, software, and hardware teams, including the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) teams. This interaction happening early and often in the product development lifecycle ensures the customer requirements are complete, concise, traceable, and testable to streamline certification approval. This is key to success.
CERTON developed CertSAFE™; a model based development and verification (MBDV) tool designed specifically to bridge the huge gap between systems and embedded software engineers by supporting collaborative requirements capture in text and model form with real-time simulation and visibility for immediate validation of intended functions and detailed design. These prototype models are fully interactive and allow engineers to navigate and understand complex systems, make changes, and see the impacts in real-time to ensure clear and testable requirements prior to formal verification testing.
We provide expert ARP-4754, DO-178, and DO-254 engineering services under a business model that promotes efficiency and accountability
In parallel with their continued success, the company has launched the CERTON International Innovation Center (CIIC) at Florida Institute of Technology. The new program allows students to work on CERTON internal research and development projects and real world safety-critical projects to see how the fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering apply to the aerospace, medical device, and rail transportation industries.
In the days to come, CERTON plans to take their tools and intellectual property that have been used successfully for the last nine years and leverage them as a competitive advantage. This will include licensing these tools to customers for increased high margin revenues, along with maintenance, support, and engineering services to complement it for massive growth and expansion. The company also intends to work with educational institutions at several levels to create course curriculums focused on safety-critical engineering applications that incorporate the company’s tools. “Our programs will make graduating engineers more valuable to themselves and to the companies who will employ them, ultimately creating a better future for our safety-critical world,” concludes Stockton.