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Interferometer software development at JPL: using software engineering to reduce integration headaches
Author(s): Michael D. Deck; Braden E. Hines
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes some of the software engineering practices that are being used by the Realtime Interferometer Control Systems Testbed (RICST) project at JPL to address integration and integratability issues.New documentation and review techniques based on formal methods permit early identification of potential interface problems. An incremental life cycle improves the manageability of the software development process. A 'cleanroom mindset' reduces the number of defects that have to be removed during integration and test. And team ownership of work products permits the project to grow while providing a variety of opportunities to team members. This paper presents data, including software metrics and analysis, from the first several incremental deliveries developed by the RICST project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3350, Astronomical Interferometry, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317193
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Deck, Cleanroom Software Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Braden E. Hines, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3350:
Astronomical Interferometry
Robert D. Reasenberg, Editor(s)

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