Combat System Testing & System Integrity Tools
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
With COTS based systems requiring technology upgrades during development and after system delivery, T&I will become a series of perpetual integration periods. T&I for the C3I will occur at each of the development facilities, the COATS, and the platform. T&I at the COATS and the platform present the biggest challenge due to the complexity of the respective T&I environments. The individual subsystem developers will perform testing as early as possible including using the WAIF to conduct early S/CC/A subsystem interface testing. Great care has been taken to establish a sound process for Integration and Test of the submarine system. When considering the complexity of NSSN and the number of new COTS components that will used, there will be significant opportunity for innovative (cost saving) processes to be established. After the SDCT period, problems will undoubtedly be uncovered during the T&I periods at the COATS and on the platform that will require find, fix and retest (FFR) efforts. These FFR periods represent biggest challenge for the C3I system in that the amount of retesting (i.e., regression testing) required has a significant impact on the overall T&I period. This SBIR's objective is to help reduce and automate the test process for large, complex military systems.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Ken Anderson
PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
8807 Sudley Road, Suite 210 Manassas, VA 20110
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