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RIS citation export for THPHA164: Automated Software Testing for Control and Monitoring a Radio Telescope

AU - Xaia, B.
AU - Gatsi, T.
AU - Mokone, O.J.
ED - Schaa, Volker RW
TI - Automated Software Testing for Control and Monitoring a Radio Telescope
J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017
C1 - Barcelona, Spain
T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems
T3 - 16
LA - english
AB - The 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, under construction in South Africa, will become the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere until integrated with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Software testing is an integral part of software development that is aimed at evaluating software quality; verifying and validating that the given requirements are met. This poster will present the approach, techniques and tools used to automate the testing of the software that controls and monitors the telescope. Jenkins continuous integration system is the server used to run the automated tests together with Git and Docker as the supporting tools to the process. In addition to the aforementioned tools we also use an Automated Qualification Framework (AQF) which is an in-house developed software that automates as much as possible of the functional testing of the Control and Monitoring (CAM) software. The AQF is invoked from Jenkins by launching a fully simulated CAM system and executing the Integrated CAM Tests against this simulated system as CAM Regression Testing. The advantages and limitations of the automated testing will be elaborated in the paper in detail.
CP - Geneva, Switzerland
SP - 1806
EP - 1810
KW - ion
KW - software
KW - framework
KW - site
KW - hardware
DA - 2018/01
PY - 2018
SN - 978-3-95450-193-9
DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA164
UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/thpha164.pdf
ER -