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Misra, P.N. ; IBM Federal Systems Division, 18100 Frederick Pike, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879, USA

Methods proposed for software reliability prediction are reviewed. A case study is then presented of the analysis of failure data from a Space Shuttle software project to predict the number of failures likely during a mission, and the subsequent verification of these predictions.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 3 )