A survey of current practice in aerospace software development

Robert T. Plant, Panagiotis Tsoumpas

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This paper integrates the premise that current software level practices within the aerospace industry are weak and that there is a lack of rigour in both technical and managerial areas. Results from a survey of practitioners are presented that indicate a lack of information interchange exists and that the use of formal techniques is limited. The paper proposes that this is indicative of poor life-cycle practices and that more rigorous methodologies, ones that integrate formal methods with quality practices, are required. A two-level model is proposed to address the issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-636
Number of pages14
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1995


  • aerospace software
  • software practice
  • software process modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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