STRESS TEST ASSESSMENT TOOL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6175
Amount: $49,728.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS J MCCABE
 (301) 596-3080
Business Contact
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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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