Independent Verification and Validation of Sensors and Systems
IV&V is a well-developed and defined (e.g. IEEE Std. 1012-1998) practice based upon systems engineering. IV&V processes determine if products (sensors and systems) of a given activity conform to the requirements of that activity, and if the sensor/software satisfies the intended use and user needs. As defined in the IEEE standards, IV&V processes include activities such as assessment, analysis, evaluation, review, inspection, and testing of software products and processes. The extent to which IV&V is applied is defined by the user requirements combined with expert opinion on minimizing interventions to those sufficient for assurance. Realistic, fit for purpose, and effective IV&V programs are driven by industry experts to which the IV&V program will apply.
This program has been approved by the IADC Drilling Engineering Committee (DEC) as a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for funding. Operating as a chartered sub-committee of SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS), it sub contracted Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for the major work to be undertaken in Phase I. Full details are available through the links below.
Funding is now open to companies who wish to join the Steering Committee and direct this important industry initiative. Go to Contact Us and send your request to fund.