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    ASTM F3479 - 20

    Standard Specification for Failure Tolerance for Occupant Safety of Suborbital Vehicles

    Active Standard ASTM F3479 | Developed by Subcommittee: F47.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification provides system safety engineering and failure tolerance requirements applicable to occupant safety for suborbital vehicles.

    1.2 This specification is not intended to provide failure tolerance requirements for conditions that do not impact occupant safety. For example, conditions resulting in facility damage, vehicle damage, loss of mission objectives, or adverse impact to public safety that do not also have an impact to occupant safety are not subject to the requirements identified in this specification. This specification does not address malfunctions caused by malicious attacks on software systems.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    SAE Standards

    SAE ARP 4754A Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems

    SAE ARP 4761 Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment

    RTCA Standards

    RTCA DO-178 Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification

    RTCA DO-278 Software Integrity Assurance Considerations for Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems

    NASA Handbooks

    NASA/SP-2010-580 NASA System Safety Handbook Volume 1: System Safety Framework and Concepts for Implementation

    Other Standards

    IEEE/EIA 12207 International Standard - Systems and software engineering Available from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), 445 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141, http://www.ieee.org.


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3479-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3479-20, Standard Specification for Failure Tolerance for Occupant Safety of Suborbital Vehicles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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