Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
6th Edition
ISBN: 9781118771334
Author: Michael T. Goodrich
Publisher: WILEY
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Chapter 2, Problem 1R

Give three examples of life-critical software applications.

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Life critical software applications:

Life critical software system or application is a system whose malfunction or damage may cause serious issues to the people involved. The outcome may be as follows:

  • Death to a person
  • Severe injury
  • Harm to environment
  • Equipment loss
  • Property damage.

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Three life critical software applications:

The life critical systems are used in many areas such as medicine, infrastructure, transport and nuclear engineering. The following are the three examples of life critical software applications:

Robotic-assisted surgery:

This belongs to medicinal field, where robots are used to perform very critical surgeries; they assist surgeons to enhance their performance.

Control systems and signaling in Railways:

The application is used to direct traffic in rail transport and make trains clear of each of each other line and avoid collision between them.

Air traffic control:

The application is used to provide service for aircrafts, controllers present in the ground will direct traffic of aircrafts.

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