A scripting framework for automated flight SW testing: Van Allen Probes lessons learned

Author
Keywords
Abstract
This paper summarizes the lessons learned from implementing and utilizing an automated flight software test framework for the Van Allen Probes mission. This includes a recommended list of features/characteristics that a test framework should support. This paper also presents two test scripting design patterns that are useful for constructing an automated regression test suite. These design patterns are intended for non-object-oriented scripting environments - which is typical of space mission ground systems. A process flow is described for developing and utilizing an automated test scripting framework for future missions based upon the design patterns presented herein.
Year of Publication
2014
Date Published
03/2014
Publisher
IEEE
Conference Location
Big Sky, MT, USA
URL
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6836164
DOI
10.1109/AERO.2014.6836164