Accession Number : ADA188833

Title :   Modification, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Remote Terminal Emulator as a Software Validation and Stress Testing Tool.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Riesberg, Craig J

PDF Url : ADA188833

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : This project involved the modification, implementation and evaluation of a remote terminal emulator (RTE) as a software validation and stress testing tool. Considerable background information is provided about the sponsor's release environment to show the sponsor's need for a reliable testing tool. Information is also presented about acceptance and validation testing. The emphasis of this research centered on a RTE made available by the Joint Data System Support Center. The modified package was found to be a very good tool for software validation. Comparisons are made between the RTE and the sponsor's internal test driver in the areas of scenario collection and management. The two tools are also compared during the emulation phase of software validation. The RTE package was also examined as a stress testing tool. Several problems in the RTE application software which inhibit its use as a stress testing tool are discussed.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, COLLECTION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INTERNAL, RELEASE, RELIABILITY, REMOTE TERMINALS, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, STRESS TESTING, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST VEHICLES, THESES, TOOLS, VALIDATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE