Journal of Signal Processing Systems

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 113–128 | Cite as

Achieving SCA Conformance Testing with Model-Based Testing

  • Julien Botella
  • Jean-Philippe Delahaye
  • Eddie Jaffuel
  • Bruno Legeard
  • Fabien Peureux


The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) is a software architecture provided and published by the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC). Facing the multiplicity of the waveforms and the diversity of the platform architectures and form factors, the original aims of the SCA are to facilitate the waveform development in terms of portability and waveform deployments onto heterogeneous Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms. In this paper, we present an approach using Model-Based Testing (MBT) to ensure the conformance of a software radio platform with SCA requirements. In this approach, an MBT model is developed on the basis of SCA specifications, and conformance tests and scripts are generated and then run on the targeted software radio platform. This approach has been developed within a French research project, called OSeP, with results regarding modeling for automated test generation for SCA conformance testing. The techniques involved in this project focus on functional requirements and automatically generate Java executable test scripts, which aim to evaluate the functional conformance of the software implementation with respect to their associated requirements.


Software communications architecture (SCA) Conformance testing Model-based testing (MBT) Dynamic testing 



This work has been supported by the ANR ASTRID project OSeP (On-line and Off-line Model-Based Testing of Security Properties, ANR 11 ASTR 002). See (last access June 2015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Botella
    • 1
  • Jean-Philippe Delahaye
    • 2
  • Eddie Jaffuel
    • 3
  • Bruno Legeard
    • 1
    • 4
  • Fabien Peureux
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Smartesting R&D CenterBesançonFrance
  2. 2.DGA/CELARFrench MoDBruzFrance
  3. 3.eConsultCussey-sur-l’OgnonFrance
  4. 4.Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR CNRS 6174BesançonFrance

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