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Methodological approach to identifying software bugs in special software for systems of critical applications

Published: 20.07.2021

Authors: Andreev A.G., Kazakov G.V., Koryanov V.V.

Published in issue: #7(115)/2021

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2021-7-2096

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Innovation Technologies of Aerospace Engineering

The paper focuses on a methodological approach to identifying software in special software for systems of critical applications. The approach relies on the analysis of the subject area associated with the functioning of such systems. The term ‘software bugs’ is local and depends on the system into which they are embedded. In this regard, the methodological approach to identifying software bugs is illustrated by an automated system for preparing data for aircraft flights. By software bugs, we mean malicious software that can affect the algorithms for the functioning of the system, disrupting the normal mode of its operation and causing significant damage to the goals of the system. To find where software bugs are likely to be embedded, we specified actions which consist in understanding the features of assessing the quality of each of the main elements of the system and the essence of software bugs, with account for the features of the automated data preparation system; describing the system and its specifics; determining the most likely place for embedding software bugs and conditions for their initialization.

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