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An analysis of mission critical computer software in Naval aviation

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Authors
Buckley, Robert L.
Subjects
Software engineering
Software maintenance
Software development
MCCR
ECR
Aviation software
Naval aviation software
Military software regulations and standards
Advisors
McCaffrey, Martin J.
Date of Issue
1993-09
Date
March 1991
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
For over 25 years, the United States Navy has been designing, developing, and maintaining software for embedded computer systems. Throughout this generation of Naval aviation software development, no collective analysis of the successes and failures in software development has been accomplished. To accomplish this task, this thesis evaluated aircraft software from the Department of the Navy against two metrics: 1) did the original software development schedule have to be changed, and 2) did the original software released to the Fleet contain any major defects? This research has revealed that only about half of the original software development schedules were sustained without a milestone change being made. Also, software that was released to the fleet had no major deficiencies three out of four times. To further specify this information, it has been refined into categories of software language, size of program and type of software program. The results of this study will be beneficial to aviation program managers, software developers and software maintenance technicians.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
71 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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