Aurora Flight Sciences Selects VectorCAST to Leverage MathWorks® Simulink® Model Test Vectors for Code Based Testing

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VectorCAST integration with Simulink enables Aurora Flight Sciences to reduce software development times and meet DO-178B Level A compliance.

Our test tool evaluation team considered a number of other applications for software testing. We ultimately chose VectorCAST for its integration and reuse capability with Simulink

Vector Software, the leading provider of software solutions for testing safety critical applications, announced that Aurora Flight Sciences, a leader in the manufacturing of advanced aerospace vehicles, has selected Vector Software’s VectorCAST embedded software testing platform to support DO-178B software testing.

Aurora Flight Sciences, headquartered in Manassas Virginia, specializes in the design and construction of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) for military applications, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and strike.

Aurora’s development team chose Vector Software’s VectorCAST/C++™ to automate the software testing on the control systems in their unmanned aircraft. Aurora chose VectorCAST for its robust capabilities and integration with MathWorks® Simulink®. The integration enabled the reuse of previously generated model test vectors resulting in a significant savings of time normally allocated to building and re-executing tests in code and target based environments

“Our test tool evaluation team considered a number of other applications for software testing. We ultimately chose VectorCAST for its integration and reuse capability with Simulink”, stated Larry Rogers, Avionics Software Manager for Aurora Flight Sciences. “We have over 40,000 Simulink test cases that can now be imported and executed in the VectorCAST environment automatically”.

"We are very excited about this relationship with Aurora", said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer for Vector Software. "This demonstrates Vector Software’s commitment to provide our customers with best-of-breed solutions and our ability to help large-scale software development organizations prevent software errors in what are some of the most complex systems being developed today."

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other industries, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate the development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

About Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds advanced aerospace vehicles and related technology components for commercial and military applications. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA; operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS; and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our website at

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