IDeAS will, in the frame of the Iris programme, facilitate the understanding of aviation safety and certification requirements in standard space domain terminology, and provide an initial road-map to future Iris service certification.
This activity will:
Space programmes use dependability and end of life availability figures to define requirements, whereas aviation typically specifies system performance metrics, such per probability of failure per flight hour.
Space programmes typically study only equipment elements, when considering system safety and validation aspects. However aviation certification and safety requirements focus on a wider system view which encompasses equipment, people and procedures, as well as service safety.
IDeAS will provide a guide for space domain specialists to understand the language and methods of the aviation domain, and additionally enable translation of system and safety requirements between the two domains.
The Iris programme will have a clear understanding of the aviation safety and validation requirements, in terms and concepts which are familiar to space programmes e.g. existing ECSS standards.
Additional benefits are expected to be derived from early inclusion of safety, certification and operational service delivery considerations within the programme framework. Such considerations may influence design and development decisions, and a clear understanding of certification requirements may mitigate or prevent programmatic impacts.
IDeAS will deliver a series of technical notes:
The Project started in late June 2008 with the following schedule:
|Requirement Assessment Review (RAR)||October 2008|
|Safety Assessment Review (SAR)||December 2008|
|Final Review (FR)||
The study completed with the final submission of the 6 TNs, Final Report and Executive Summary, with the following major conclusions: