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Validation of Digital Systems in Avionics and Flight Control Applications Handbook. Volume 1.

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Draft rept. Jun 81-Jul 82,

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The purpose of this handbook is to identify techniques, methodologies, tools, and procedures in a systems context that may be applicable to aspects of the validation and certification of digital systems at specific times in the development and certification portion of the system life cycle. The application of these techniques in the development of discrete units andor systems will result in a completion of a product or system which is verifiable and can be validated in the context of the existing regulationsorders for the government regulatory agencies. The handbook uses a systems engineering approach to the integration and testing of software and hardware during the design, development, and implementation phases. The handbook also recognizes and provides for the evaluation of the pilots workload and utilization of the new controldisplay technologies, especially when crew recognition and intervention may be necessary to cope withrecover from the effects of faults or failures in the digital systems. In summary, the handbook 1 Identifies and presents the issues related to design, development, and implementation of software based digital systems 2 identifies specific approaches applicable to all aspects of the verification and validation procedures, at specific times in the development and certification portion of the system life cycle, 3 provides the government regulatory agencies especially the Federal Aviation Administration FAA as well as the industry with a set of toolsprocedures, in a systems engineering context which may be of value in the validationcertification process.

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  • Aircraft

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