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Introduction to a Requirements Engineering Framework for Aeronautics

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This paper introduces a framework to produce and to manage quality requirements of embedded aeronautical systems, called the ‘Requirements Engineering Framework’ (REF). It aims at making the management of the requirement lifecycle easier, from the specification of the purchaser’s needs, to their implementation in the final products, and also their verification, while controlling costs. REF is based on the main standards of aeronautics, in particular RTCA DO-254, and RTCA DO-178B standards. An implementation of REF, using the IBM Rational DOORS and IBM Rational Change tools, is also presented in this paper.

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R. Abo, "Introduction to a Requirements Engineering Framework for Aeronautics," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2010, pp. 894-900. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.39105.


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