On the provision of safety assurance via safety kernels for modern weapon systems
Michael, J. Bret
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In this paper we discuss some of the challenges and approaches for providing safety assurance for modern weapon systems via software-based safety kernels. We argue that software-centric approaches for designing and verifying safety kernels are flawed. We claim that the design and verification of safety kernels for complex event-driven real-time systems is a matter of physics and dynamical system analysis of system design. We describe an approach for rapidly prototyping safety kernels (and plants and controllers) using an agent-based safety-kernel architecture. The approach utilizes multiagent modeling and hybrid automata.
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