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Issue No.11 - November (2003 vol.36)
pp: 40-46
William R. Dunn , Independent Consultant
<p>The ubiquitous computer is the electronic component of choice for systemdevelopers, who increasingly exploit computing's power in safety-critical applications such as steer-by-wire automotive systems and powered prosthetics.</p><p>However, these computer-based systems raise the ongoing concern that they might fail and cause harm. Exploring the systematic design of safety-critical computer systems helps to show how engineers canverify that these designs will be safe. Achieving risk reduction requires dealing with all the system?s components: hardware and software, sensors, effectors, the operator, and the primary source of harmfulenergy or toxicity—the application.</p>
William R. Dunn, "Designing Safety-Critical Computer Systems", Computer, vol.36, no. 11, pp. 40-46, November 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1244533
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