Automated real-time testing (ARTT) for embedded control systems (ECS).

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Many of today's automated real-time testing systems for embedded systems were developed using expensive custom hardware and software. In this article they describe how to use commercially available off-the-shelf hardware and software to design and develop an automated real-time test systems for Embedded Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Based Control Systems. The system development began with the implementation of the VALI/TEST Pro testing methodology as a means for structuring the testing. Using this methodology, they were able to decompose system requirement documents for a Personnel Safety System (PSS) into its high, intermediate and detail level requirements. next, the validation procedures for ... continued below

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Hawkins, J; Howard, R & Nguyen, H August 9, 2001.

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Many of today's automated real-time testing systems for embedded systems were developed using expensive custom hardware and software. In this article they describe how to use commercially available off-the-shelf hardware and software to design and develop an automated real-time test systems for Embedded Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Based Control Systems. The system development began with the implementation of the VALI/TEST Pro testing methodology as a means for structuring the testing. Using this methodology, they were able to decompose system requirement documents for a Personnel Safety System (PSS) into its high, intermediate and detail level requirements. next, the validation procedures for the PSS system were decomposed into testing units called builds, test runs and test cases. To measure the PSS system's test coverage three levels of system requirements were mapped to their respective unit level of test using a specially constructed validation matrix that was designed to handle over 150 test cases and requirements. All of the above work led to the development of an Automated Real-Time Test System (ARTTS) that is capable of performing complete black box testing in real-time for Embedded PLC Based Control Systems. Also note, that the PSS system under test and mentioned in this paper is located at the Advance Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory Basic Energy Science Facility in Argonne, Illinois.

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  • Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS 2002), Seattle, WA (US), 01/28/2002--01/31/2002

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  • Report No.: ANL/AOD/CP-104609
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 799785
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736281

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Hawkins, J; Howard, R & Nguyen, H. Automated real-time testing (ARTT) for embedded control systems (ECS)., article, August 9, 2001; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736281/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.