Accession Number : AD0684687

Title :   SIMULATION OF DISCRETE AUTOMATA ON GENERAL-PURPOSE COMPUTERS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Utkin,A. A.

Report Date : 27 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The term 'simulation' is construed as a process where the object of investigation is the behavior of a discrete automaton and the means of investigation is a general-purpose computer. The simulation of discrete automata on general-purpose computers is regarded as an autonomous research orientation intended to accelerate the design of digital devices. The method for simulating discrete automata is characterized by three components: an input language, i.e., a means of describing the structure and behavior of discrete automata; a collection of programs assuring the reproduction of the behavior of discrete automata on all-purpose computers (the simulating system); the methodology of research into discrete automata, i.e., techniques of specifying their input sequences and analyzing their output sequences.

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, AUTOMATA), SIMULATION, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE