Accession Number : ADA133222

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

Descriptive Note : Draft rept. Jun 81-Jul 82,


Personal Author(s) : Hitt,Ellis F ; Webb,Jeff ; Lucius,Charles ; Bridgman,Michael S ; Eldredge,Donald

PDF Url : ADA133222

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 356

Abstract : 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 and/or systems will result in a completion of a product or system which is verifiable and can be validated in the context of the existing regulations/orders 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 pilot's workload and utilization of the new control/display technologies, especially when crew recognition and intervention may be necessary to cope with/recover 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 tools/procedures, in a systems engineering context which may be of value in the validation/certification process.

Descriptors :   *Flight control systems, *Avionics, Digital systems, Electronic equipment, Computer programs, Requirements, Validation, Handbooks

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE