Having recently studied the Therac-25 and Patriot Missile Failure lethal software defects, I've noted that both have something in common with Toyota: safety systems and test protocols that didn't keep up with evolving/reused code. For example, Patriot was late adapted to targeting Scud missiles that traveled at 2.5x the speed of earlier aircraft/cruise missile targets. This exposed a bug that was always there.
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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