Software Engineering for Aerospace Systems

Authored by: Phillip A. Laplante

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120052889

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Abstract

Aerospace software is used in aircraft and spacecraft flight controls, mission computing, weapons management, command and in control, sensor management, and telemetry systems. There are special software engineering challenges in these critical systems, such as high levels of fault-tolerance, novelty, and severe restrictions on weight and power consumption that limit processing power and memory availability. This entry provides an overview of software engineering concepts from the perspective of avionics systems.

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