Issue No. 01 - January (1977 vol. 3)
C.G. Davis , U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Technology Center
This paper contains a discussion of the Software Development System (SDS), a methodology addressing the problems involved in the development of software for ballistic missile defense systems. These are large real-time, automated systems with a requirement for high reliability. The SDS is a broad approach attacking problems arising in requirements generation, software design, coding, and testing. The approach is highly requirements oriented and has resulted in the formulation of structuring concepts, a requirements statement language, process design language, and support software to be used throughout the development cycle. This methodology represents a significant advance in software technology for the development of software for a class of systems such as BMD. The support software has been implemented and is undergoing evaluation.
verification, Requirements, software design, software development, software engineering, specifications, validation
C. Vick and C. Davis, "The Software Development System," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 3, no. , pp. 69-84, 1977.