Implementing Software Safety on the Space Shuttle Cockpit Avionics Upgrade (CAU) Project: A PRA Case for an Initial Qualitative Approach
The Cockpit Avionics Upgrade (CAU) is to improve space shuttle safety by enhancing crew situational awareness, decreasing crew workload during critical flight periods, and doing much of the deductive reasoning to provide abort flight management and enhanced caution and warning. This new“glass cockpit” is scheduled to fly in 2006. The enhanced displays will not fly the shuttle; however the CAU subsystem displays will assist the crew to fly the shuttle via the Shuttle General Purpose Computers (GPCs) .
KeywordsSpace Shuttle Data Pollution Critical Software Software Requirement Specification Software Safety
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