Future aircraft networks will be based on the Avionics Full-DupleX Switched Ethernet (AFDX) buses for Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), providing more secure and reliable communications for the exchange of both critical and non-critical data.

arot (AFDX RObustness Test Tool) is a test tool developed by GMV for testing this new generation of avionics buses. The arot application is capable of automatically executing a pre-defined set of conformance tests over AFDX End Systems. 

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The arot Tool supports all the tests performed with respect to an AFDX End System component, using XML as specification language for defining the stimulus to be inserted in the network.

arot is the Conformance Test Tool for AFDX End System Testing