Electronics Integration Test Station Development Methods 2001-01-2769
The methods used to cope with the simultaneous development of the Electronics Integration Test Station (EITS) hardware and software in conjunction with its Test Target hardware and software are reviewed. The EITS provides a system level test facility for conducting hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) evaluations on vehicle electronic control systems. The development methods feature, formal hardware and software requirements documentation, formal software development, an iterative build process, and electronic capture of test incidents for analysis, verification and problem resolution. The application of the software development environment including the requirements management tools, and object oriented design tools is discussed within the context of the development methodology.