ARINC CdsRptOct19

Cockpit Display Systems (CDS) Subcommittee Meeting Report, October 2019

Last Published: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Cockpit Display Systems (CDS) Subcommittee Meeting Report. Metting held October 21-25, 2019, in Melbourne, Florida.

Brady Buresh of Collins Aerospace hosted the CDS Subcommittee meeting in Melbourne, Florida. At this meeting, the Subcommittee continued development of Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 661: Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 1 and ARINC Project Paper 661: Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 2, User Interface Markup Language (UIML).

The following material will be included in Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 661 Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 1:

  • Widget List and AnimationOnParam updates
  • HorizontalScrollExtension and VerticalScrollExtension updates
  • ColumnExtension
  • EventHandler clarification
  • Add State field to MapHorz events
  • BroadcastReceiver proposals
  • ComboBox & ComboBoxEdit OpenMode

The following material was discussed for inclusion in ARINC Project Paper 661 Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 2:

  • Component Structure Definition
  • Execution Model – Interactivity and Interaction Primitives
  • Complex Type – Syntax Definition
  • Scripting Language Capacities
  • Platform Configuration Description
  • Clipping and Text: Define Bounding Box Interface
  • Look Modeling/Style
  • Popup Primitives
  • Graphical Bounding Box
  • Definition of External Controller Interactions
  • Addition of a Compliance Section
  • Interface Groups and Primitives

The next meeting is planned for March 9-13, 2020, in Bordeaux, France, to be hosted by Thales Avionics.

A mature draft of Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 661: Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 1 is anticipated to be submitted to the AEEC Executive Committee for adoption consideration at the AEEC General Session to be held in May 2020. A mature draft of ARINC Specification 661: Cockpit Display System Interface to User Systems, Part 2 is anticipated to be submitted to the AEEC Executive Committee for adoption consideration at the AEEC General Session to be held in May 2020.

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