Accession Number : ADA261195


Title :   A Proposed Testing Methodology for STEP Application Protocol Validation


Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD


Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Mary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261195.pdf


Report Date : 26 Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : An Application Protocol (AP) is a specification for a subset of the data described by the Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP). Application Protocols are designed to permit practical implementations of STEP. Validation is needed to ensure that the technical solutions provided by the AP will work in a practical sense. This document proposes that the STEP development policy be strengthened to require that Application Protocols be validated prior to being submitted for standardization. Justification for this additional requirement on Application Protocols is provided. The body of the paper describes a series of validation techniques that are appropriate for the development methods used by STEP. A process is proposed under which these validation techniques should be applied. In addition, this paper describes the contribution that AP validation could make to conformance testing.... AP, Application protocols, Conformance testing, Standard for exchange of product model data, STEP, Testing, Validation.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , DATA BASES , REQUIREMENTS , MODELS , STANDARDS , LIFE CYCLES , STANDARDIZATION , SPECIFICATIONS , VALIDATION , METHODOLOGY , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE