Accession Number:

ADA461393

Title:

Prognostics Models of Combat vehicles Software

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-04

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Next Generation Software and Survivability Technology areas of TARDEC RDECOM proposed the Dependable Automated Reconfigurable Technology DART. The DARTs Health Situation Control will test the processing elements with ProbeAgent technology for software checking. Algorithms within the Health Situation Control will assess the health of the processors and recommend element hand-off based on a Criticality Scoring System in conjunction with the Statistical Usage Test SUT model. The DART technology represents the next generation of software systems for ground combat vehicles. DART will enhance the performance of a weapon system by providing on-the-fly reconfiguration to accommodate the loss or malfunction of processing elements or to optimize onboard computational capability. Off-vehicle probes will be launched to assess the health of companion vehicles within the Operations Unit. The SUT will be used to evaluate software reliability. The SUT combined with a test environment that includes test benches, simulators and automated testing will provide the ability to arrive at a statistically valid measure of the reliability of the software. The SUT methodology will enhance software development and test processes. The end result will be the increased reliability of fielded software intensive systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE