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System-Wide Safety Advanced Verification and Validation Subprojects to Conclude Collaborative Effort With Airforce Research Lab
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System-Wide Safety Advanced Verification and Validation Subprojects to Conclude Collaborative Effort With Airforce Research Lab

In August, 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, will meet with researchers at NASA LAngley Research Center (LARC) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to conclude their joint effort on the 2018 Summer of Collaboration. This will be the third meeting in a twelve-week effort to advance the nation’s capability to assure autonomous systems. Work includes 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. ARC will host the meeting. In July, researchers met at LARC, and in early June in Dayton, Ohio, near AFRL.

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 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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