System Acceptance Test Plan
This document is the System Acceptance Test (SAT) Plan for the Congestion Avoidance and Reduction for Automobiles and Trucks (CARAT) Traffic Management System (TMS) of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
The purpose of this document is to specify the plan for performing the CARAT System Acceptance Test which will formally verify the CARAT system.
This test plan applies to the overall system and relates to system-level tests to verify compliance with project functional requirements. The Hardware Compatibility Test (HCT) is part of the subsystem tests. Some levels of unit testing, subassembly testing, and subsystem testing may be completed and documented separately.
This plan provides:
Description of the test environment
Description of text baseline management
Definition of general test requirements
Definition of levels of tests
Definition of test classes
Definition of qualification methods
Sample of items that will be provided in the System Acceptance Test Procedure document:
Test definition (procedures)
Requirements verification matrix
NCDOT Relationships to the SAT
NCDOT has the contractual right to observe all aspects of informal and formal CARAT testing in the ATSC ITS lab, the ATSC CARAT lab, and the TOC.
NCDOT has the contractual responsibility to be present during the HCT and SAT in order to officially verify that the CARAT system meets all requirements.
CARAT will provide the infrastructure required to accomplish not only the CARAT goals but also the NCDOT long-term goals. This infrastructure will include the systems and services to support the planning and execution of the CARAT mission operations in addition to providing a platform for future expansion and improvement. To accomplish this goal, the following requirements must be satisfied:
The design must specify open and expandable modular architectures and utilize COTS products to the maximum extent.
Standards-based COTS components will reduce the risk and cost of development and test, and allow the insertion of new technology for future applications.
A proven operations engineering process must be established with the participation of the CARAT systems engineering organization.
This document is organized in the following manner:
Section 1 describes the document purpose and scope
Section 2 describes any referenced documents
Section 3 describes the test environment
Section 4 describes test baseline management
Section 5 describes the general test provisions
Section 6 describes data recording, reduction and analysis
Section 7 describes the System Acceptance Test Procedure document.
Section 8 describes the System Acceptance Test Report document.
Section 9 provides a description of baseline management forms
Section 10 provides an acronym list
This document presents the SAT plan. SAT procedures are documented in the System Acceptance Tests Procedures. SAT test results are documented in the System Acceptance Test Report.
This plan complies with the configuration management and quality assurance provisions of the Software Project Management Plan for the CARAT System.
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