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Video: How to Automatically Ensure Military/Aerospace Software Meets Quality and Compliance Requirements
DO-178B is one of the most stringent standards in use in the software development industry. It offers a strict certification requirement for software where anomalous behavior could cause a catastrophic failure condition. Companies around the world use this standard to specify the safety and airworthiness of software for avionics systems. More specifically, it is used in the development, supply, acquisition, evaluation/certification, and operation of software products to be integrated in airborne systems and equipment. DO-178B focuses on the entire software lifecycle environment and describes techniques and methods appropriate to ensure the integrity and reliability of avionics software. The standard is considered so thorough that it has been often used outside the aeronautics industry and has been instrumental to the development of similar standards in other fields where dependability and safety is a strong requirement including: Nuclear Power, Rail and Automotive, and Medical industries.