Safety-related software development using a model-based testing workflow

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Paul Urban and Udo Brockmeyer PhD

Date archived: December 20, 2016 | First published: January 08, 2013

Developing safety-related software, where failure can result in injury or loss of life, such as in airplanes, automobiles, trains, or medical devices, requires extra care and effort. The delivery of safe code that is compliant with strict development standards and guidelines such as DO-178C, DO-178B, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or IEC 62304, can result in increased time and cost of the project. This article describes how to use the Rhapsody Reference workflow included with the IBM Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for development of safety-related applications. You will learn about the Rhapsody Reference workflow, and how model-based testing with the Rational Rhapsody TestConductor Add On can be used to verify the model and the generated code. It reduces the time to deliver high-quality software yet still complies with safety standards.

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