Requirements Document 

Test Requirements Model (TeRM)

Prepared By:

The Diagnostic and Maintenance Control Subcommittee of

IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20

Version 1

October 2000


Scope: This standard will define the information content of test requirements and will define a common format by which conforming test requirement information may be exchanged.

Purpose: The purpose of this standard is to provide a means to formally represent test requirements such that tools can be developed for technical requirements analysis, test resource needs evaluation, diagnostic process evaluation, and test program generation.

Requirements: The following requirements shall be met by the TeRM standard.
  1. Technology Independence—The information base specification defined in this standard shall be independent of any target technology.
  2. Implementation Independence—The information base specifications in this standard shall not require any specific software implementation.
  3. Unambiguous Definitions—To avoid ambiguity, the information base specifications shall be defined using formal modeling.
  4. Extensibility—This standard shall provide an extensibility mechanism.
  5. Portability—This information base specifications in this standard shall promote portability of information between conformant implementations.
  6. Interoperability—The information base specifications in this standard shall promote interoperability between conformant implementations.
  7. Standards Harmonization—This standard will be compatible with other existing standards. In particular, this standard will permit integration with the Artificial Intelligence Exchange and Service Tie to All Test Environments (AI-ESTATE).