Identification and Evaluation of Shortages, Human and Technical Factors in Quality Assurance in Airborne Software in Brazil
Keywords:Software, Certification, Airborne, Quality
Context: recent aeronautical products strongly use Embedded Aeronautical Software, where quality assurance is essential. Research problem: this research involves discovering which human and technical needs and factors are involved in the Aeronautical Embedded Software Quality Assurance (GQSEA) activity in the Brazilian aeronautical industry. Solution: the solution involved identifying and evaluating the shortcomings, human and technical factors of GQSEA in Brazil, applying a Survey with 25 participants, and later an interview with 8 participants. Justification and motivation: in regulated environments, such as aviation, human and technical factors are essential for quality assurance. However, the authors did not find similar work addressing this issue. Additionally, identifying these factors and shortcomings can help structure actions such as training in RTCA DO-178C and defining GQSEA metrics. Conclusion: this work identified shortcomings, technical and human factors from the execution of a Survey raised by the community involved in the execution of the Survey involving the target audience. An interview with 8 GQSEA professionals also analyzed these shortcomings and factors.
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