Software System Reliability Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-SP4-2026
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-SP4
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
Michael McDougall
Senior Scientist
(607) 273-7340
mcdougall@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Ray Teitelbaum
CEO Chairman
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF WEST VIRGINIA
Tim Menzies
Lane Department of Computer Sc, P.O. Box 6109
Morgantown, WV, 26506 6109
(304) 293-0405
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Reliability is a crucial characteristic in safety-critical systems, yet it can only be measured late in the software development process when changes are difficult and costly. We propose a framework for estimating the risk of software that can be applied early in the software development life-cycle. This framework will use 21st century source code metrics--derived from advanced static analysis and symbolic simulation--coupled with machine learning techniques to identify software modules that are likely to contain faults. It also uses static analysis techniques to estimate the severity of a fault in a module. This framework will enable engineers to predict and resolve costly reliability problems long before the software is subject to system tests or deployment, allowing risks to be mitigated or eliminated early in the software development life-cycle.

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