Today companies in the defense space build a technologies with multiple benefits. A single technology could be availed in a military aircraft, a naval ship or an automated vehicle. Frequently the requirements are altered, either by the environment that they are in, or the use case or their testing needs. The core software is frequently similar. EXB Solutions’ innovative tools minimize the impact reverification and revalidation caused by requirement changes and re-purposing of the software.
“We are not responsible for the end product but we are focused on making the end product higher quality and enabling delivery w i t h i n budget,” asserts Schwartzbauer. For instance, EXB worked on a technology that was being re-purposed for using in multiple vehicles and aircrafts. The process had several requirements that changed frequently. EXB delivered a tool that could be used to graphically model testing requirements, generate cases and execute testing. “We were able to automatically generate the new test cases and procedures, thereby reducing the amount of engineering time and resources required to complete the development,” he explains. The company reduced the client’s estimated schedule by more than two months and delivered the solution ahead of time. Being a service company, EXB’s solutions are personnel-related. The company developed in the aerospace industry and is composed primarily of systems and software engineers.
We call our automated approach TestCompass®, because it helps lead our customers down a more efficient path for testing
Working closely with a number of partners on verification of critical flight sensors and systems, EXB has several success stories under its belt. In an interesting example, a large defense and aerospace contractor was re-purposing ring laser gyro and wanted to get it certified from both military and commercial aerospace. The client had limited time and budget, along with an existing test environment. EXB introduced an automated solution to model requirements and auto-generate test cases and procedures with our TestCompass tool set. We developed the tool set to fit into the client applications and automate the verification and testing process. Every time there was a requirement change, we could auto-generate the entire test suite on the target device with no manual intervention and deliver the verified software in a fraction of the time previously required,” extols Schwartzbauer.
Schwartzbauer further elucidates that the company targets to expand vertically to various sectors in the coming years. “We have grown significantly over the years and have expanded geographically. We would continue to do that while developing cost-effective, best-of-breed solutions to our customers,” he concludes.