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.
IV&V offers the opportunity for the drilling industry to systematically address imporving sensor data which will be required as digitalization and automation advance.
Paper available from OnePetro: Verification and Validation of Sensors and Systems Using Systems Engineering Methods, SPE 199589, 2020