Test Support

This team provides testing support for National Airspace System (NAS) En Route and Oceanic systems. This contains overall technical tasks (test design, scenario development, test execution/conduct and analysis) that supports the implementation and testing of En Route and Oceanic NAS systems. The mission of EOSS Second Level Engineering (SLE) team is to provide support to the FAA for the testing services (including field support) in developing, testing, and implementing tests for all En Route and Oceanic systems. This task requires interfacing with system integration contractors, equipment manufacturers, airport personnel, various FAA and U.S. Government and Military organizations, and international organizations such as Eurocontrol and NAV Canada.

Examples of Work areas include

  • Analyzing the system architecture and establishing/maintaining the test architecture
  • Develop/reviewing test plans
  • Developing/reviewing test procedures/steps/cases
  • Executing/observing tests in the laboratories
  • Conducting Data Reduction and Analysis (DR&A) of the test outputs
  • Analyzing and documenting test issues or results
  • Providing timely test status and reports
  • Assist software developers in the collections of data and issue re-creation
  • Assist in the development of lab procedures or related areas
  • Developing, modifying or assessing test scenarios
  • Determining and verifying lab setup information (i.e. Release level, Hardware configuration, adaptation, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain Test Strategy documents
  • Test our new NextGen Capabilities (for example):
    • Data Comm
    • Pre-Departure Re-Route (PDRR)
    • Airbourne Re-Route(ABRR)
    • Terminal Spacing and Sequencing (TSAS)
    • Ground Interval Management Spacing (GIMS)
  • Creating, validating, and maintaining tools, databases, and spreadsheets used for test issues, status, reporting, or metrics