SERAT - SYSTEM ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,968.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12912
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sci-so Inc
Po Box 25446, Albuquerque, NM, 87125
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert M Wessely
(505) 265-7641
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE SOFTWARE SYSTEM ENGINEERING PROCESS OF CONVERTING CONCEPTS INTO REQUIREMENTS, AND THEN REQUIREMENTS INTO AN IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMPLEX. CURRENT METHODS FALL SHORT OF THEIR OBJECTIVES IN HANDLING THIS COMPLEXITY. STRUCTURED FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (SFA) LACKS LINKAGE TO DELIVERABLE PRODUCTS - AN END ITEM MUST BE BUILT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE NEWER OBJECT ORIENTED REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS (OORA) AND DESIGN (OOD) DO NOT PROVIDE A SUFFICIENT DEFINITION OF PERFORMANCE - BESIDES WELL DEFINED COMMUNICATIONS, THE OBJECT MUST DO SOMETHING. AND NEITHER METHOD ADDRESSES THE STANDARD LEVELS OF SPECIFICATION - REAL WORLD SYSTEMS ARE AUTHORIZEED AND DEVELOPED IN DISCRETE STEPS OR STAGES. TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, SCI-SO IS COUPLING MIL-STD DOCUMENTATION CONCEPTS WITH SFA AND OORA/OOD, ALONG WITH SCI-SO'S SYSTEM EVENT TAXONOMY (SET) INTO A UNIFIED REQUIREMENTS TOOLSET CALLED SERAT (SYSTEM ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE). SERAT IS AN INNOVATIVE PROCEDURE AND TOOLSET WHICH WILL PERMIT CONTROL AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF THE SOFTWARE SYSTEM ENGINEERING PROCESS.

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