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EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10176
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10176
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Software Productivity
122 4th Ave. Indialantic, FL 32903
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS ADVANCED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL PROVIDE AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND ASSURANCE OF RELIABLE SOFTWARE. THE TECHNOLOGY WILL FOCUS ON THE SUPPORT OF RELIABILITY ENGINEERING DURING THE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN PHASES. THE RELIABILITY ANALYSES SUPPORTED BY THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE FEEDBACK TO GOVERNMENT AND CONTRACTOR MANAGERS, DEVELOPERS, AND ASSURANCE ENGINEERS. THE EMPHASIS OF THE FEEDBACK WILL BE ON HELPING TO IMPROVE THE "AS-BUILT" QUALITY OF THE SOFTWARE. TO PROVIDE EARLY FEEDBACK, AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH IS PROPOSED THAT APPLIES PROCESS METRICS DURING THE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS PHASE, AND COMBINES THE USE OF BOTH PROCESS AND PRODUCT METRICS DURING THE DESIGN PHASE. THE EFFORT WILL GO BEYOND MERELY IDENTIFYING A SET OF RELIABILITY METRICS. A SUPPORTING METHOD WILL BE PROVIDED THAT INCLUDES: CONSIDERATION OF QUALITY GOALS/REQUIREMENTS; APPROACHES TO ACHIEVING THESE GOALS; AND FEEDBACK AND ADVICE. THE SUPPORTING METHOD ENSURES THAT THE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING EFFORT IS TARGETED TO THE NEEDS OF THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION. AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE RESEARCH IS THE EMPHASIS ON PROVIDING AUTOMATED SUPPORT. THE RESEARCH EFFORT WILL PROTOTYPE A RELIABILITY ENGINEERING TOOL DEMONSTRATING THE AUTOMATION CONCEPT. THE PROTOTYPE TOOL WILL REUSE EXISTING QUALITY TOOLS, AND WILL INCORPORATE APPLICABLE EXPERT SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J Kaye Grau
4079843370

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Software Productivity Solution
Po Box 361697 Melbourne, FL 32936

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No