A proposed acceptance process for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software in reactor applications

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This paper proposes a process for acceptance of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products for use in reactor systems important to safety. An initial set of four criteria establishes COTS software product identification and its safety category. Based on safety category, three sets of additional criteria, graded in rigor, are applied to approve/disapprove the product. These criteria fall roughly into three areas: product assurance, verification of safety function and safety impact, and examination of usage experience of the COTS product in circumstances similar to the proposed application. A report addressing the testing of existing software is included as an appendix.

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Preckshot, G.G. & Scott, J.A. March 1, 1996.

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This paper proposes a process for acceptance of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products for use in reactor systems important to safety. An initial set of four criteria establishes COTS software product identification and its safety category. Based on safety category, three sets of additional criteria, graded in rigor, are applied to approve/disapprove the product. These criteria fall roughly into three areas: product assurance, verification of safety function and safety impact, and examination of usage experience of the COTS product in circumstances similar to the proposed application. A report addressing the testing of existing software is included as an appendix.

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INIS; OSTI as TI96007993

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  • Other: TI96007993
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6421
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--122526
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/211474 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211474
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667219

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Preckshot, G.G. & Scott, J.A. A proposed acceptance process for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software in reactor applications, report, March 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667219/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.