14, June 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9873
Open Date: 12/06/2019
Closing Date: 24/07/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.132.03
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: LU
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Contract Officer: Singer, Anze
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 12/06/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

The main objectives of the activity are:Searching for an alternative or complementary method of measuring the effectiveness of atest suite (against the typical verification done by hand). Searching for an alternative or complementary method to build a test suite(i.e. test data generation) against the typical approach of building them by hand. The approach could be used within the nominal SWdevelopment life cycle, or within an ISVV context. Test suites are typically designed and verified by hand. Having a systematic wayof designing / verifying a test suite would be beneficial to improve the test quality of critical software. Mutation testingcould be an alternative or complementary testing approach,that would help to improve the design verification of a test suite. Mutation would provide a systematic and repeatable process for measuring the effectiveness of a test suite and it would provide a levelof assurance beyond that offered by manual review. It is suggested to have a 2-phased approach; a first phase to explore the technique and asecond phase to consolidate the approach.

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