BEST-STS: Identifying the right system
The term “validation” can be defined and described by the question: Are we building the right system? In other words, validation is concerned with checking whether or not the system will meet the customer’s actual needs. BEST functional simulation of different types of interlockings and user interfaces can be used as a validation platform during the development process. The practicability and operator friendliness of new developments in control and safety technology can first be tested in the simulation system. Simulation can be used before or during the development of the real system to accelerate the project’s progress and minimise the necessity for cost-intensive alterations.