Testing existing software for safety-related applications. Revision 7.1

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The increasing use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products in digital safety-critical applications is raising concerns about the safety, reliability, and quality of these products. One of the factors involved in addressing these concerns is product testing. A tester`s knowledge of the software product will vary, depending on the information available from the product vendor. In some cases, complete source listings, program structures, and other information from the software development may be available. In other cases, only the complete hardware/software package may exist, with the tester having no knowledge of the internal structure of the software. The type of testing ... continued below

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Scott, J. A. & Lawrence, J. D. December 1, 1995.

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The increasing use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products in digital safety-critical applications is raising concerns about the safety, reliability, and quality of these products. One of the factors involved in addressing these concerns is product testing. A tester`s knowledge of the software product will vary, depending on the information available from the product vendor. In some cases, complete source listings, program structures, and other information from the software development may be available. In other cases, only the complete hardware/software package may exist, with the tester having no knowledge of the internal structure of the software. The type of testing that can be used will depend on the information available to the tester. This report describes six different types of testing, which differ in the information used to create the tests, the results that may be obtained, and the limitations of the test types. An Annex contains background information on types of faults encountered in testing, and a Glossary of pertinent terms is also included. This study is pertinent for safety-related software at reactors.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011658

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  • Other: DE96011658
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--117224-Rev.7.1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/257416 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 257416
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665834

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Scott, J. A. & Lawrence, J. D. Testing existing software for safety-related applications. Revision 7.1, report, December 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665834/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.