Accession Number : ADA300703

Title :   Calibration of the System Evaluation and Estimation of Resources Software Estimation Model (SEER-SEM) for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Rathmann, Kolin D.

PDF Url : ADA300703

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This study examined whether calibration of the SEER-SEM impacted the effort estimates generated by the model for software developments- A historical database was provided by the Space and Missile System's Center Los Angeles, and used as the model's input data. The data was stratified into four usable platforms, military ground command and/control, military ground signal processing, military specification avionics, and military mobile. Each platform's data sets were split, the majority of points for calibration of the model, and the rest for model validation. The accuracy of SEER to this particular data set is limited, yet the model did respond to calibration. It - is recommended that further calibration attempts be done within specific organizations. The diversity of the SWDB created too many factors for SEER to overcome.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COST ESTIMATES, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, AVIONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, VALIDATION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, ACCURACY, THESES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COST MODELS, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CALIBRATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE