Aerospace systems demand high-quality software engineering processes to deliver high quality products. Although most aerospace organizations have high-quality processes, many of these processes fail to deliver to the engineer the organization's wealth of information and experience - information and experience that can further contribute to the quality of software products and engineering processes. In this paper, we present an interactive, web-based process support tool that delivers the information in a flight software engineering process as well as associated standards, lessons learned, and background information. The tool is based on an underlying formal model of the software engineering process activities and artifacts. This underlying model provides a semantic basis for context-based search and for reasoning about the engineering process. The result is an information portal to search for and deliver process and project-specific information to support the development of flight software.

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Proceedings of the 2003 Digital Avionics Systems Conference, October 2003.©2003 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.

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Conference Paper

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Software Engineering (GCCIS)


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