Software System Reliability Analysis
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Qualtech Systems, Inc., in cooperation with the University of Connecticut, proposes to develop a model-based system reliability and availability analysis methodology which considers the impact of different factors, including interactions between the hardware and software components, hardware and software architecture, failure severities, repair parameters, system architecture, and redundancy and fault tolerance in an integrated manner. The methodology consists of models at four tiers -- each successive tier incorporates additional detail and requires finer data than the tier above it. This approach will make it feasible to conduct analysis even using partial data - a significant advantage over existing techniques. The proposed methodology could also be applied to evaluate alternative system configurations, to determine availability "hot-spots" and to identify potential candidates for reuse.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Manager, Professional Services
Research Institution Information:
QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.
100 Great Meadow Rd., Suite 603 Wethersfield, CT 06109
Number of Employees:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Office for Sponsored Programs, 438 Whitney Rd Ext, Unit 1133
Storrs, CT 6269
Nonprofit college or university