Automated Test for NASA cFS

McComas, David C.; Strege, Susanne L.; Carpenter, Paul B.; Hartman, Randy
December 2015
ITEA Journal of Test & Evaluation;Dec2015, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p278
The core Flight System (cFS) is a flight software (FSW) product line developed by the Flight Software Systems Branch (FSSB) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The cFS uses compile-time configuration parameters to implement variable requirements to enable portability across embedded computing platforms and to implement different end-user functional needs. The verification and validation of these requirements is proving to be a significant challenge. This paper describes the challenges facing the cFS and the results of a pilot effort to apply EXB Solution's testing approach to the cFS applications.


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