Ehsan Ahmad; Bilal Raza MSE-2009-02, pp. 93. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2009.
Developing software for high-dependable space
applications and systems is a formidable task. With new
political and market pressures on the space industry to
deliver more software at a lower cost, optimization of
their methods and standards need to be investigated.
The industry has to follow standards that strictly sets
quality goals and prescribes engineering processes and
methods to fulfill them. The overall goal of this study
is to evaluate if current use of ECSS standards is cost
efficient and if there are ways to make the process
leaner while still maintaining the quality and to analyze
if their V&V activities can be optimized. This paper
presents results from two industrial case studies of
companies in the European space industry that are
following ECSS standards and have various V&V
activities. The case studies reported here focused on
how the ECSS standards were used by the companies
and how that affected their processes and how their
V&V activities can be optimized.