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Guillaume Brat to Present V&V of Autonomous Aviation Systems Research at 2021 International System Safety Conference
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Guillaume Brat to Present V&V of Autonomous Aviation Systems Research at 2021 International System Safety Conference

Dr. Brat will present research performed in the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group on the development of tools and techniques for the Verification and Validation (V&V) of autonomous systems in aviation at the 2021 International System Safety Conference. The talk includes the first useful guidance issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the use of machine learning in aviation. The talk also shows that the RSE group has been on target with the focus of their work and has already been addressing most of the issues identified by EASA.

BACKGROUND: RSE tools and techniques for the V&V of autonomous systems range from dynamic safety cases to formal verification of deep neural networks, including tools for formalizing and analyzing requirements, performing adaptive stress testing, using a statistical technique to safely bound operations, and analyzing the resilience of complex, autonomous systems. This talk is a slightly shorter version of the talk given by Dr. Brat to the SAE International Working Group 34, which has been working to establish standards for the assurance of autonomous systems in aviation. Another version of this talk was also given at the SmallSat conference on August 10th.

POINT OF CONTACT: Guillaume Brat, guillaume.p.brat@nasa.gov

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