Validation is the process by which the fitness-for-purpose of a new system or operational concept being developed is established. In practice, validation can be defined as the process of answering a question like ‘Are we building the right system?’. The answer is then provided to stakeholders to support their decision-making activity. Therefore the validation process is structured in order to satisfy the information needs of relevant stakeholders about performances of systems/concepts.
Deep Blue offers support in the definition of these validation processes and in carrying out the validation activities. To structure them we refer to the framework defined by the European Operational Concept Validation Methodology (E-OCVM) developed by EUROCONTROL.
This methodology is used in conjunction with the Validation Data Repository (VDR), which is a repository of validation exercise data that focuses on what the various projects have done, how they did it and what they found out. The VDR provides a data structure to fully support E-OCVM and mutual awareness of the progress of validation.
- Activity and Work Analysis
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Validation Strategy and Plan
- Simulation and Trials
- Scientific Dissemination