The Therac-25: 30 Years Later
Author(s)Leveson, Nancy G.; Leveson, Nancy G
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A widely cited 1993 Computer article described failures in a software-controlled radiation machine that massively overdosed six people in the late 1980s, resulting in serious injury and fatalities. How far have safety-critical systems come since then?
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Leveson, Nancy G. “The Therac-25: 30 Years Later.” Computer 50, 11 (November 2017): 8–11 © 2017 IEEE
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