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System-Wide Safety Advanced Verification and Validation Subprojects Collaborate With Airforce Research Lab
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System-Wide Safety Advanced Verification and Validation Subprojects Collaborate With Airforce Research Lab

During the week of June 4th, researchers from NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) representing System-Wide Safety (SWS) projects: the Safe Avionics and ATM (Air Traffic Management) Future Evolution (SAAFE) and Complex Autonomous Systems Assurance (CASA) projects, coordinated with researchers at NASA LAngley Research Center (LARC) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to kick off the 2018 Summer of Collaboration. The goal of this twelve-week effort is to advance the nation’s capability to assure autonomous systems. Work will include the analysis of fault models, integration of provably correct algorithms into flight systems, the use of static analysis to prove complex autonomous code correct, error explainability, and incorporating uncertainty into assurance analysis. Last week, researchers met in Dayton, Ohio, near AFRL. In July, researchers will meet at LARC; and in August, researchers will meet at ARC.

BACKGROUND: The System-Wide Safety (SWS) project seeks to explore, discover, and understand the impact on safety of growing complexity introduced by modernization aimed at improving the efficiency of flight, the access to airspace, and/or the expansion of services provided by air vehicles. SWS also develops and demonstrates innovative solutions that enable this modernization and the aviation transformation envisioned by the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) through proactive mitigation of risks in accordance with target levels of safety.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: The System-Wide Safety (SWS) project, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)

TEAM: ARC: Guillaume Brat and Misty Davies; LARC: Aaron Dutle, Alwyn Goodloe, John Koelling, Paul Miner, Cesar Munoz, and Natasha Neogi; AFRL: Kerianne Hobbs, Laura Humphrey, and Derek Kingston

POINT OF CONTACT: Misty Davies, misty.d.davies@nasa.gov

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