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A Method to Identify Critical Operations in Accelerated Software Reliability Testing

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Executive Summary

The foundation of the Accelerated Software Reliability Testing (ASRT) based on importance sampling is to construct Strengthened Operational Profile (SOP). The key of SOP's construction is to identify critical operations properly which have dominant effects on software's reliability. In this paper, a method based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method is proposed to identify the critical operations. The hierarchies of goals, criteria and alternative programs have been defined separately. Finally a preliminary application is practised to show the method's application process and demonstrate the feasibility of this method, which can be taken as a reference for critical operations' identification when using ASRT in engineering application.

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