On Improving the Verification, Validation and Accreditation Process by Including Safety Requirements in M&S-Based Development of Weapon Systems
M&S기반 무기체계개발에서 시스템 안전요건 반영을 통한 VV&A 프로세스 개선에 관한 연구

Sang Hyun Sim, Jae-Chon Lee
2014 Journal of the Korea Safety Management and Science  
Modern weapon systems are getting more complex in terms of the functionality and also the conditions on the environment and range in which they are deployed and used. Therefore, many development programs can easily be exposed to a variety of risks, resulting in delayed schedules and cost overrun. As such, effective means are necessary to keep the defence budget at an affordable level while competitive edges on technological aspects are retained. As one way to meet those need, modeling and
more » ... tion (M&S) methods have widely been used, particularly in the test and evaluation (T&E) process for weapon systems development. The result of M&S-based systems development should be evaluated by the verification, validation & accreditation (VV&A) process to assure keeping reliability at a desired level. On the other hand, due to the explosiveness, the weapons systems development naturally requires to consider safety issues in both the T&E and operational periods. The purpose of this paper is to improve the VV&A process by reflecting the safety requirements therein. To do so, the VV&A process has been analyzed and graphically modeled first and then safety elements have been incorporated effectively. The use of the improved process in the war ships development has also been discussed. Based on the process proposed and the consequent database constructed, the target system can be expected to benefit from reducing development risks while assuring systems safety.
doi:10.12812/ksms.2014.16.4.123 fatcat:22nsn7datnefjkafouhqguy4zq