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distributed system design checklistThis report describes a design checklist targeted to fault-tolerant distributed electronic systems. Many of the questions and discussions in this checklist may be generally applicable to the development of any safety-critical system. However, the primary focus of this report covers the issues relating to distributed electronic system design. The questions that comprise this design checklist were created with the intent to stimulate system designers' thought processes in a way that hopefully helps them to establish a broader perspective from which they can assess the system's dependability and fault-tolerance mechanisms. While best effort was expended to make this checklist as comprehensive as possible, it is not (and cannot be) complete. Instead, we expect that this list of questions and the associated rationale for the questions will continue to evolve as lessons are learned and further knowledge is established. In this regard, it is our intent to post the questions of this checklist on a suitable public web-forum, such as the NASA DASHLink AFCS repository. From there, we hope that it can be updated, extended, and maintained after our initial research has been completed.
Document ID
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Hall, Brendan
(Honeywell International, Inc. Golden Valley, MN, United States)
Driscoll, Kevin
(Honeywell International, Inc. Golden Valley, MN, United States)
Date Acquired
September 10, 2014
Publication Date
July 1, 2014
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 534723.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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