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Solutions for Cost Effective Assessment of Software Based Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants

English IAEA-TECDOC-1328 92-0-119902-3
140 15.00 2002

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The overall objective is to facilitate the cost-effective implementation of software-based I&C systems in nuclear power plants. This publication reports on the results of a Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) and gives details of the experience gained in the areas of project management; requirements specifications; use of software explicitly tailored for nuclear applications, use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, generic pre-qualification of systems and components; safety/reliability enhancements; verification and validation; and licensing impact.

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