Use of Static Code Analysis to Support the Safety Certification of Airborne Software

  • Richard Granville
  • Keith Harrison
Conference paper


The UK MoD will shortly take delivery of the Hercules C-130J transport aircraft, which contains a large number of safety-critical software systems. It was therefore decided to carry out a detailed third-party assessment of this software, using Static Code Analysis techniques. This paper describes the experience gained from the assessment project and summarises the benefits obtained.


Task Manager Fault Tree Analysis Software Requirement Specification Assessment Panel Individual Analyst 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Granville
    • 1
  • Keith Harrison
    • 2
  1. 1.System Integrity and Risk Management DepartmentLloyd’s RegisterCroydonUK
  2. 2.Avionics Engineering GroupAerosystems InternationalYeovilUK

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