Accession Number : ADA189965

Title :   Software Dependability Assessment Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Prater, Shirley A ; Hitt, Ellis F ; Eldredge, Donald

PDF Url : ADA189965

Report Date : Nov 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The purpose of this document is to identify various software reliability models, define the interface between a software reliability model with a fault tolerant system reliability model, and provide a software dependability model (capable of evaluating availability, reliability, and safety) that can predict the reliability of software prior to and throughout its development. The software reliability data and development of a software reliability data base is also discussed. Keywords: Software reliability, Safety, Availability, Dependability, Fault tolerance, N-version software, Recovery block, Software reliability data base.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, MODELS, RECOVERY, RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE