16.358J / ESD.358J System Safety, Spring 2003
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Covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. Includes a class project involving the high-level system design and analysis of a safety-critical system.
system safety, software safety, system reliability, safety-critical systems, accident models, human error models, system safety engineering, software hazard analysis, fault tolerance, safety culture, 16.358J, ESD.358J, 16.358, ESD.358, System safety