Mission-Critical Systems Design Framework

Kyriakos Houliotis, Panagiotis Oikonomidis, Periklis Charchalakis, Elias Stipidis

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Safety-critical systems are well documented and standardised (e.g. IEC 61508, RTCA DO178B) within system design cycles. However in Defence and Security, systems that are critical to the success of a Mission, are not defined within the literature, nor are there any guidelines in defining criticality in their design or operational capabilities. When it comes to Vetronics (Vehicle Electronics), a mission-critical system is a system with much complexity and mixed criticality levels that is a part of the overall platform (military vehicle), offering integrated system capabilities. In this paper, a framework is presented, providing guidelines in designing, efficiently and effectively, mission-critical systems considering principles of Interoperable Open Architectures (IOA), mission-critical integrity levels and following new standardisation activities such as NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA). A Defensive Aid Suite (DAS) system is used as a case study to illustrate how this framework can be exploited. The indention of this extension is to provide an approach to precisely estimate threats in order to de-risk missions in the very early stages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-137
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2018

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Houliotis, K., Oikonomidis, P., Charchalakis, P., & Stipidis, E. (2018). Mission-Critical Systems Design Framework. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 3(2), 128-137. https://doi.org/10.25046/aj030215
Houliotis, Kyriakos ; Oikonomidis, Panagiotis ; Charchalakis, Periklis ; Stipidis, Elias. / Mission-Critical Systems Design Framework. In: Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 128-137.
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In: Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 12.03.2018, p. 128-137.

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