Technical Reports

Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Analytical Methodology for Safety Validation of Computer Controlled Subsystems. Volume II: Development of a Safety Validation Methodologies

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 1994
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-95/10.II
KEYWORDS: verification; validation; software; hardware; methodlogy; safety; safety standards; high speed rail; magnetic levitation; high-speed guided ground transportation system
ABSTRACT: This report describes the development of methodology designed to assure that a sufficiently high level of safety is achieved and maintained in computer-based systems which perform safety critical functions in high-speed rail or magnetic levitation transportation systems. This report consists of two volumes. This, the second volume, builds upon the information developed in the first volume and describes a methodology which has been developed specifically for application to computer-controlled systems used in railroad applications in the United States.

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