Re: [SystemSafety] Fault, Failure and Reliability Again (short)

From: Martyn Thomas < >
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:20:13 +0000

That's very helpful, Mike.

What evidence do they consider adequate to demonstrate 10^(-9) for digital hardware?
And do they specify a confidence level for the probability?



On 04/03/2015 15:58, Mike Ellims wrote:
> Some time back I had the opportunity to sit down with the heads of the FAA
> certification panel (we were doing something unusual) and we discussed this
> to a great extent. The outcome is that for the purposes of certification the
> failure rate of software is not considered as the FAA do not believe it
> possible to reliably calculate a failure rate for software.
> The figure of 10^(-9) applies ONLY to hardware; software is required to meet
> the process/quality requirements as given in DO-178 and verified means of
> audit (i.e. they come in and work you over ;-).

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