Chapter 11

The System Dependability Problem

Abstract

This chapter proposes a function and control capability profile cluster model to help eliciting the dependability requirements. It proposes modeling a dependable system as a feedforward–feedback control system. The model adopts function capability profiles to represent functional requirements, and control capability profiles are designed to describe dependability requirements. This model provides an integrated view at a highly abstract level while it also separates the functaional concerns and dependable concerns. To elicit dependability requirements systematically, a hazard and operability study–based iterative process is also designed.

Keywords

Control capability; Cybernetics; Control cases; Function ...

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