Posts Categorized: Case Studies

IDT Case Study: Application of Automation to a Navy Weapon System

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NAVSEA – Public Release #2015-0262 – Statement A: Approved for release; distribution is unlimited. Background: The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) oversees hundreds of complex, software-driven systems that utilize leading-edge technology to defend our country and protect our Sailors, Airmen and Marines. NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) directs the… Read more »

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Case Study: Implementing Automated Testing for US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

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NAVAIR – Public Release 2014-953 Distribution Statement A: “Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.”  Background: The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) supports naval aviation aircraft, weapons, and systems including their design, development, test, and sustainment. NAVAIR’s program office PMA-281’s responsibilities include both mission planning systems and command and control systems. These complex software… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Regression Testing of a Shipboard Control System

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Background: Regression testing is a type of software testing that involves retesting software after changes or enhancements have been introduced to a system. As a result, one of the goals of regression testing is to assess whether functionality previously delivered continues to operate as expected following these changes.  The most common technique used to meet… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating System Health Checks

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Background This case study will focus on how IDT applied automation to tests performed on a complex system of systems during the installation process. The automation in this case study was concentrated on the computer and network health checks that were being performed during a 72 hour longevity test that is conducted during the installation… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating Operability Tests for Complex Systems

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Background: Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) uses case studies of past automation efforts to illustrate both the application and benefits of automated software testing.  This case study will focus on applying automation to operability tests for complex systems used to gather sensor level data.  The sensor data is processed, displayed on consoles and then examined by… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating Performance Tests for Complex Systems

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Background: This case study will focus on applying automated software testing to performance and functional tests against complex system of systems. These tests are run on multiple systems with multiple operator views.  These operators interact with the various consoles and are required to coordinate actions that appear on multiple display consoles throughout the test.  They… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Installation Procedures for Network Testing

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Background: This case study will focus on Innovative Defense Technologies’ application of  automated software testing to shipboard installation procedures for network testing.  The ships featured in this case study contain a complex network of subsystems.  These subsystems are tightly coupled, requiring high availability and low network timing tolerances.  The subsystems must be integrated and then… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Installation Checkout Tests

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Background: This case study will focus on Innovative Defense Technologies’ application of  automated software testing to software included in physical modules (e.g. containers) which are rolled-on/rolled-off the decks of specialized ships.  These containers are routinely swapped on and off ships during an in-dock time period for various critical missions.  When the mission is completed at… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Endurance Tests

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Background: In this case study, we discuss IDT’s success in applying automation to a very common type of software testing called an “endurance” or “longevity” test.  In general, endurance or longevity tests, if done manually, are very time consuming and labor intensive. The environment we were faced with involved a very large, complex, mission-critical system… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Event Reconstruction

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Background: System of system testing is complex, costly, and time consuming.  These factors are driven primarily by the need to not only assess the performance of each individual system but also assess the aggregate performance of the system of systems.  Performance assessments typically require the conduct of tests, real-time evaluation of results and also significant… Read more »

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