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This handbook provides a consolidated, comprehensive information resource for engineers working with mission and safety critical systems. Principles, regulations, and processes common to all critical design projects are introduced in the opening chapters. Expert contributors then offer development models, process templates, and documentation guidelines from their own core critical applications fields: medical, aerospace, and military.
Readers will gain in-depth knowledge of how to avoid common pitfalls and meet even the strictest certification standards. Particular emphasis is placed on best practices, design tradeoffs, and testing procedures.
*Comprehensive coverage of all key concerns for designers of critical systems including standards compliance, verification and validation, and design tradeoffs
*Real-world case studies contained within these pages provide insight from experience
Ch. 1 Best practices in mission-assured, mission-critical, and safety-critical systems 1
Ch. 2 Failsafe software design : embedded programming in a fail-certain world 83
Ch. 3 Compliance concerns for medical equipment 135
Ch. 4 Software for medical systems 147
Ch. 5 Best practices in spacecraft development 269
Ch. 6 Systems engineering in military projects 461