STRESS TEST ASSESSMENT TOOL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,728.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6175
Agency Tracking Number:
6175
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5501 Twin Knolls Rd - Ste 111, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
THOMAS J MCCABE
(301) 596-3080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A RECOGNIZED NEED EXISTS FOR A STRESS TEST ASSESSMENT TOOL, WHICH WILL AUTOMATE THE TESTING PROCESS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON TESTING SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS CONDITIONS. MCCADE & ASSOCIATES, INC. PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL WHICH EXTENDS THE MCCADE COMPLEXITYMETHODOLOGY TO INCLUDE AUTOMATIC STRESS TESTING. THE MCCADE CYCLOMATIC COMPLEXITY METRIC IS AN INDUSTRY ACCEPTED TOOL WHICH QUANTIFIES THE AMOUNT OF TESTING REQUIRED TO VALIDATE A SOFTWARE MODULE. RECENTLY THIS METRIC WAS IMPLEMENTED AS AN AUTOMATED ANALYSIS TOOL (CAT), TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION AND TESTING PHASES OF THE SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLE. THE CAT INCLUDES A TEST PATH GENERATOR WHICH IS USED TO IDENTIFY A BASIS SET OF PATHS WHICH FULLY TESTS A MODULE. BECAUSE OF OUR EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN THE AREA OF COMPLEXITY AND TESTING EFFORTS, MCCADE & ASSOCIATES, INC. IS IN A UNIQUE POSITION TO EXTEND THE PRESENT COMPLEXITY THEORY TO INCLUDE AUTOMATIC STRESS TESTING. AN EXTENSION OF THE CAT METHODOLOGY WOULD PROCEED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING PLAN: 1) DETERMINE TEST CONDITIONS FOR EACH TEST PATH IDENTIFIED BY CAT; 2) DERIVE ACTUAL TEST DATA FROM EACH TEST CONDITION; 3) DETERMINE STRESS CONDITIONS AND CORRESPONDING TEST DATA; 4) INTERFACE THE METHODOLOGY WITH THE EXISTING CAT METHODS.

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