Software Failure Analysis at Architecture Level Using FMEA
The advancement and proliferation of information technology has made it possible for specified functions of systems including safety-critical systems to be software driven. Traditional failure analysis techniques existed before computers and are widely used in the failure analysis of hardware. Typically, hardware failures are random while software failures are systematic and this makes software failure analysis difficult to be addressed. However, similar approaches used in hardware failure analysis can be applied in the failure analysis of software at its architecture level.