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Safety-Critical Software Engineering: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges

Posted by Novel Engineering on December 19, 2017

Behind every high-tech system is the software that makes it run, but few people outside the field of software engineering can understand the important role it plays, or how challenging it can be to build it. Safety-critical software engineering is one of the most fundamental aspects of the development of modern safety-critical systems. Today we’ll explore what makes software engineering uniquely difficult for safety-critical applications, and how taking a different, more agile approach can address these challenges.

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How Signals Intelligence has Changed Modern Warfare

Posted by Novel Engineering on December 5, 2017

Gaining valuable and actionable intelligence is important in both war and peacetime, and perhaps no intelligence discipline has seen such rapid advancement over the past 100 years as Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). In this article, you’ll learn what signals intelligence is, how it has evolved and changed the nature of modern warfare, and how we’re helping warfighters and decision-makers enhance and perfect their signals intelligence capabilities.

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Are We Approaching the Death of Manned Flight?

Posted by Novel Engineering on October 24, 2017

For thousands of years, humans could only dream of flying through the air. Then, in the early 20th century, their dreams took off when manned flight finally became a reality. In the decades since, piloting of commercial and military aircraft has become a profession with many different specialties and objectives. But with the advent of fast and sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can perform many of the same duties as manned aircraft, engineers and pilots in both the public and private sectors are beginning to wonder: is this the beginning of the end of manned flight?

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Safety Critical Processes for Aerospace: Considerations for Best Practices Part 2

Posted by Chris Marot on March 9, 2017

Following on my first article, I’d like to give some additional, no-nonsense advice on best practices for Safety Critical Processes.  I think sometimes we get so entrenched in the details of our current projects, we forget to take a breath, look down at our projects from above, and really ask, “Are we focusing on the right things for success?”

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Safety Critical Processes for Aerospace: Considerations for Best Practices Part 1

Posted by Chris Marot on February 27, 2017

We receive a lot of questions about Safety Critical Engineering around Aerospace, especially concerning applications and products that are developed under the guidelines and requirements of DO-178 and DO-254.  At Novel, we would like to share information that may help you in your endeavors under these guidelines, likely saving you money and time.

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