Accession Number:

ADA275390

Title:

Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Reliability Functions for Software (SMERFS) User's Guide. Revision 3

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

This is the third in a series of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division NSWCDD technical reports concerning software reliability. The first report, A Survey of Software Reliability Modeling and Estimation, NSWC TR 82-171, discusses various approaches advocated for reliability estimation reviews various models proposed for this estimation process provides model assumptions, estimates of reliability, and the precision of those estimates and provides the data required for the models implementation. Eight software reliability models were selected to form the basis of a library. This library also contains data edit, transformation, general statistics, and Goodness-of-Fit functions. The original Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Reliability Functions for Software SMERFS Library was described in the SMERFS Library Access Guide, NSWC TR 84-371. The enhanced library, which now contains 11 models and model applicability analyses, is explained in NSWCDD TR 84-371, Revision 3. The execution of this more powerful library, through the new SMERFS driver, is explained herein. Estimation, Mean-time-between-failures, Reliability, Software errors, Software failures, Software faults, Software reliability, Software reliability models.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE