Accession Number : AD0675146

Title :   DEFINITION AND EVALUATION OF MERIT IN SPACEBORNE SOFTWARE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 67-June 68,

Corporate Author : LOGICON INC SAN PEDRO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rubey,Raymond J. ; Hartwick,R. Dean ; Nielsen,William C. ; Tabler,Otis F.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Concepts and techniques developed for quantitative measurement of merit (quality) in spaceborne computer programs are described. The approach taken was to formulate attribute statements defining software merit, develop mathematical metrics for quantitative evaluation of the degree to which a given program possesses each attribute, and construct an overall merit model incorporating the individual metrics together with weighting coefficients and normalization parameters determined by the application and the environment prevailing during development of the given program. The primary emphasis is on the development of specific attributes and metrics for spaceborne software, with secondary emphasis on development of a merit model that is applicable to all kinds of software, and tertiary emphasis on investigation of environmental considerations. Use of the model is viewed from the practical aspects of applying the techniques developed to an actual software development and from the effect that these concepts may have on the software development cycle. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, QUALITY CONTROL), (*SPACECRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS, CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE