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Typical Common Cause?

Background A few weeks ago, I commented on an interesting LinkedIn thread about independence and common…

SISEngineer.com is Dead

Long Live SISEngineer.com! In late 2016, I started a little blog called SISEngineer.com focused on functional…

A Review of AV Safety Challenges

The last few posts have focused on AV functional architecture and sensors. In today’s post, we…

AV Sensors Overview

Following up on our previous AV functional architecture post, today’s post provides a brief overview of…

A Functional Overview of Autonomous Vehicles

In today’s post, we take a quick break from functional safety to talk about autonomous vehicles…

Getting Started in Autonomous Safety

I get this question a lot: "Hey, I am an experienced functional safety engineer in another…

Monte Carlo SIL Calculations

Monte Carlo simulation allows uncertainty to be incorporated in SIL calculations and can be done with…

System Safety and PRA Resources

[Updated Dec 2021] This is a list of free handbooks, guides, and textbooks covering all of…

An Introduction to STAMP

The purpose of this post is to provide a brief introduction to STAMP and its related…

Software Heresy

  "Heresy is another word for freedom of thought." - Graham Greene Software Reliability Redux It…