Safety of Computer Architectures

Safety of Computer Architectures

Editor(s): Jean-Louis Boulanger

Published Online: 24 JAN 2013

Print ISBN: 9781848211971

Online ISBN: 9781118600696

DOI: 10.1002/9781118600696

About this Book

It is currently quite easy for students or designers/engineers to find very general books on the various aspects of safety, reliability and dependability of computer system architectures, and partial treatments of the elements that comprise an effective system architecture. It is not so easy to find a single source reference for all these aspects of system design. However, the purpose of this book is to present, in a single volume, a full description of all the constraints (including legal contexts around performance, reliability norms, etc.) and examples of architectures from various fields of application, including: railways, aeronautics, space, automobile and industrial automation.


The content of the book is drawn from the experience of numerous people who are deeply immersed in the design and delivery (from conception to test and validation), safety (analysis of safety: FMEA, HA, etc.) and evaluation of critical systems. The involvement of real world industrial applications is handled in such as a way as to avoid problems of confidentiality, and thus allows for the inclusion of new, useful information (photos, architecture plans/schematics, real examples).

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      Dependable Avionics Architectures: Example of a Fly-by-Wire system (pages 199–232)

      Pascal Traverse, Christine Bezard, Jean-Michel Camus, Isabelle Lacaze, Hervé Leberre, Patrick Ringeard and Jean Souyris

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