Accession Number : ADA261245
Title : Development Plan Validation Testing System. National PDES Testbed Report Series.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD
Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Mary J
Report Date : Sep 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : This paper describes the plan for the development of the Validation Testing System (VTS) which will provide techniques and systems to engineers for validating and ensuring the internal consistency of the STEP specification. Unlike most standards activities which start from baselines with proven feasibility, Product Data Exchange using STEP (PDES) is a development activity, containing a dynamic set of concepts which have not stabilized. Major portions of STEP are yet to be completed and in some cases haven't been started. Given this dynamic nature it becomes critical to create quality assurance mechanisms that can provide technical feedback to standards activities. The major goal of the Standards Testing Center (STC) of the National PDES Testbed is to ensure that the quality of the specification is high and that PDES will indeed work. The VTS will be an integrated computing environment for evaluating the quality of the specification.
Descriptors : *TEST BEDS , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , *VENDORS , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , VALIDATION , MODELS , INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING , QUALITY ASSURANCE , SPECIFICATIONS , PROTOTYPES , CONSISTENCY , FEEDBACK , STANDARDS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Computer Programming and Software
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE