Methods of Assuring the Functional Safety of Aircraft On-Board Instrumentation&Control Systems in Their Life Cycle

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 28, Issue 2, Number 24, p.296-312 (2012)


Assurance Method, Computation Node, Functional Safety, Functional-Architectural Model., I&C, On-board Instrumentation and Control System, Reconfiguration


This paper describes an approach for assuring the functional safety of perspective aircraft on-board Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems on the basis of reconfigurable computation nodes (CN). The functional-architectural model of aircrafts on-board I&C systems with possibility for CN reconfiguration, as well as enhanced method for assuring the functional safety of aircrafts on-board I&C systems on their design stage and a new method for assuring this feature during the operational stage of such systems, based on the proposed model and which consider the on-line criticality and reliability control results of certain elements and functional subsystems is proposed and discussed.