V.V. Shkarupylo, V.V. Dusheba, S.Yu. Skrupsky, I.V. Blinov

Èlektron. model. 2022, 44(2):90-89


Design is approached as a stage of the engineering process represented as the following sequence: requirements analysis, design, implementation, validation. Validation, in its turn, can be implemented both by way of simulation and by way of testing. Safety-critical system is approached as a system whose functioning faults and failures can lead to critical consequences. In this paper, an attention is focused on the program level — the program-algorithmic constituent. In this scope, the concept of an "artifact" is utilized — an entity with architecture and content; an outcome of certain step within the design stage, formalized appropriately — in the form of an algorithm flowchart, diagram, formalized representation. The idea behind the presented work is to control the indicators of not only functional properties, but also non-functional properties at the design stage of engineering process — on the basis of the named artifacts. The latter, in turn, are typically checked at the final validation stage of engineering process. Carrying out stressed control is a way to foster the increase of the level of system under development functional safety by addressing the software and algorithmic plane. It is proposed to achieve so by deploying the mechanism of artifacts inheritance: initial artifacts, which consistencies are considered and confirmed as an indicator of functional properties at the design stage of engineering process, are positioned as source constructs, the derivative artifacts (formalized representations) are synthesized from. To provide such an instrument, a hierarchical model of non-functional properties representation is described in given paper. Named model is devoted to serve as a prototype – a unification mechanism — providing the representation of non-functional properties at the design stage of engineering process. The Discrete Event System Specification mathematical apparatus, by Bernard P. Zeigler, is utilized for this purpose.


Discrete Event System Specification, artifact, non-functional properties, design, safety-critical system


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