Testing or Formal Verification: DO-178C Alternatives and Industrial Experience

Testing or Formal Verification: DO-178C Alternatives and Industrial Experience looks at how to use formal verification instead of testing of software in civilian airplanes (for which DO-178C applies). It is based on the experience of Airbus and Dassault-Aviation in the application of formal verification with the Frama-C platform. In particular it describes:

  • What the avionics certification standard DO-178C asks in replacement for test coverage, which does not apply when one uses formal verification instead of testing.
  • How formal verification tools can help with these alternate objectives.
  • The solutions that Airbus and Dassault-Aviation have implemented to cover these objectives.

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Posted on: 5/3/2013