System verification, validation, and testing

Ricardo L. Pineda, Nil Kilicay-Ergin

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The main focus of this chapter is on a series of technical and management activities necessary for successful VV&T of complex systems. This chapter discusses VV&T methodologies and tools for complex systems, which consist of hardware components, software components, and processes. Architectural attributes that affect the VV&T process, verification methods, verification planning and implementation, verification phases throughout the system development cycle, system testing planning and deployment, as well as validation are discussed in detail. A classical virtual network service (VNS) of the late twentieth century is introduced as an example of VV&T processes. This VNS is then compared to current plans for the multimedia networks comprising the next generation networks (NGNs). These examples show the evolution of VV&T methodologies and processes in the fast-changing environment. Finally, a case study on the current NASA Constellation program is presented, which illustrates VV&T planning in the aerospace industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSystems Engineering Tools and Methods
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781439809273
ISBN (Print)9781439809266
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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