AN/ALE-47(V) Software Test Environment Automated Scenario and Mission Data File Test Generator Software
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-025
Topic Title: AN/ALE-47(V) Software Test Environment Automated Scenario and Mission Data File Test Generator Software
Proposal No.: N181-025-0735
Firm: Innovative Defense Technologies
4401 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 810
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Contact: Frank Monte
Phone: (703) 807-0055
Web Site:
Abstract: The ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser Set (CMDS) is installed on almost all Navy aircraft and is a vital component of the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Suite. Each Type/Model/Series of aircraft utilizes a Mission Data File (MDF) which is mission-critical software that must undergo extensive testing prior to fielding. Each MDF must be tested against a different set of system inputs across different scenarios and conditions. The current manual testing process which includes platform-specific script generation, manual operation of the Software Test Environment (STE) and manual validation that the system is meeting performance specifications, can greatly benefit from automation to reduce cost and schedule and increase test coverage. This proposal addresses these challenges by the unique application of end-to-end automation applied to the entire lifecycle of MDF testing. This end-to-end automated testing solution is centered on a system model that defines the overall behavior of the ALE-47 system. This model, along with recorded test data is used to support generation of automated test artifacts including: automated STE scenario scripts, test execution flows that automatically operate the STE during test events, analysis cases for requirements verification, System Requirement Verification Matrix (SRVM) to provide test validation and automatically generated Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) reports.
Benefits: The benefit of the proposed solution is an end-to-end automated ALE-47 MDF solution that is capable of testing all ALE-47 MDF requirements against all test scenarios. The solution greatly reduces cost and schedule associated with manual approaches and by increasing test coverage and conditions will result in a reduction in the amount of defects that are found out of phase. It will also allow the software support activities to increase the amount of OQE about the system performance resulting in enhanced system characterization. As a result, it is expected that a greater than 85% efficiency improvement will be realized on the ALE-47 program. Potential commercial applications involve all Department of Defense (DoD) aviation platforms in the Navy, Army and Air Force that utilize ALE-47 MDFs and any commercial market involving the testing automation of systems that react to sensor inputs. Offering this tailored automated test scenario generation solution to any test program we believe is a licensable product.