Covering arrays and the ACTS project:
The tables of covering arrays that are accessible from this website are maintained
as part of the
Automated Combinatorial Testing for
project at NIST. An important component of this project is
the development of covering arrays for use in the design of small but effective
test sets for combinatorial testing. Software to produce a covering array
of given size on demand, called FireEye, is under production by the ACTS team.
The covering arrays accessible here were produced by IPOG-F, an enhanced component of the
FireEye software. It is intended that the tables
will be augmented by results from FireEye and by contributions of especially
noteworthy covering arrays from the public.
For more information about the project, visit the ACTS project website.
What are covering arrays?
Accessing the NIST covering array tables produced by IPOG-F.
Paper describing IPOG-F. The paper M. Forbes, J. Lawrence, Y. Lei, R. N. Kacker and D.R. Kuhn ``Refining the In-Parameter-Order Strategy for Constructing Covering Arrays'' is in progress. An abstract (HTML/PDF) is available.
Last updated: 2008-04-17
For comments please mail the Covering Arrays Team: coveringarrays at nist dot gov