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MEMS safety switch for controlling critical software operations
Author(s): J. Arlin Cooper; Marie-Elena C. Kidd; Larry J. Dalton
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Paper Abstract

This work is intended to help improve the safety of software-controlled safety-critical systems, while also helping to improve the mathematical characterization of such systems. Software processing is an essential part of many safety-critical operations. However, safety and reliability vulnerabilities are inherent in typical software logic and in hardware implementations representing the software logic, because it is impossible to assure perfect software, and it is difficult to make microelectronics invulnerable to many environments. Also, the safety of systems depending on software control is very difficult to assure probabilistically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4559, MEMS Components and Applications for Industry, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Communication, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443036
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J. Arlin Cooper, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Marie-Elena C. Kidd, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Larry J. Dalton, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4559:
MEMS Components and Applications for Industry, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Communication
Henry Helvajian; Siegfried W. Janson; Franz Laermer, Editor(s)

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