Assurance of sensor systems
|Publication Date:||1 February 2021|
The document is split into two main sections. Firstly, the document describes a process for performing a technical assessment of a specific sensor system, starting with technical requirements, failure mode handling and data quality requirements. Secondly, the document describes a process for performing an assessment of the key capabilities of an organization that is designing, implementing, maintaining or operating a sensor system.
Knowledge of both organizational maturity and sensor system design and operational monitoring is required in order to have confidence that the sensor system will keep producing quality data over time. Hence, these two assessments together serve to establish confidence that a sensor system is designed and operated in accordance with the requirements and allows for a controlled risk with respect to dependency on and usage of data.
The methodology allows for identification of the risk of using data from the sensor system and relevant mitigating actions.
The method does not address any reverse risk that data use may theoretically have on the sensor system, or how the sensor system may impact the object it monitors.