Accession Number:

ADA156617

Title:

Safe Control Systems and the Viper Microprocessor.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Most accidents are caused by human error. Computer control systems in aircraft, chemical plant, nuclear reactors and so on could in principle prevent many accidents, but in practice they are not reliable enough to be put in charge of human lives. This Memorandum describes some of the developments in computer hardware and software which are needed before this situation can change, and introduces the VIPER microprocessor which has been designed specifically for ultra-reliable systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE