Deriving Hierarchical Safety Contracts

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Deriving Hierarchical Safety Contracts
—Safety cases need significant amount of time and effort to produce. The required amount of time and effort can be dramatically increased due to system changes as safety cases should be maintained before they can be submitted for certification or re-certification. Sensitivity analysis is useful to measure the flexibility of the different system properties to changes. Furthermore, contracts have been proposed as a means for facilitating the change management process due to their ability to record the dependencies among system’s components. In this paper, we extend a technique that uses a sensitivity analysis to derive safety contracts from Fault Tree Analyses (FTA) and uses these contracts to trace changes in the safety argument. The extension aims to enabling the derivation of hierarchical and correlated safety contracts. We motivate the extension through an illustrative example within which we identify limitations of the technique and discuss potential solutions to these limit...
Omar Jaradat, Iain Bate
Added 16 Apr 2016
Updated 16 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where PRDC
Authors Omar Jaradat, Iain Bate
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