Accession Number : ADA309129

Title :   Functional Test Example for Distributed Interactive Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 91-Aug 93,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Heiden, Charles K. ; Sever, Robert ; Smith, Paul ; Throne, May

PDF Url : ADA309129

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : Functional tests serve to document and verify the anticipated functionality of a system prior to formal testing. Shortcomings in projected functionality rnay severely compromise the results of developmental and operational testing as well as undermine efforts to improve and acquire the needed functionality anticipated with these systems. ALthough much of the Army's current system testing is being conducted in virtual simulation such as the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) environments, methods for conducting functional tests in DIS are not well documented. This report provides a detailed example of the method and tools used to perform a functional test of a digital command and control system in DIS-based virtual simulation. This example includes detailed functional checklists for specific system components and for generic DIS-based simulators, semiautomated forces, and supporting test bed utilities. The application of such functional test methods should improve Army testing and assist in determining the functionality needed to attain and sustain anticipated military capabilities.

Descriptors :   *FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, TEST BEDS, TEST METHODS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE