Accession Number : AD0807397

Title :   SPACEBORNE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS STUDY. VOLUME I: SUMMARY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 65-Dec 66,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA*

Personal Author(s) : Hirschfield, Gerard A. ; Carey, Levi J. ; Tucker, Alfred E. ; Shaw, Christopher J. ; Ilger, Henry J.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This volume represents a summary of the study of Spaceborne Software Systems conducted by the System Development Corporation between September 1965 and December 1966. The aims of the study are outlined, and the major conclusions, including a characterization of spaceborne software and a comparison with general-purpose data processing are presented. The critical problems in spaceborne software are identified and recommendations for solutions are described. These recommendations include an analysis of the need for a common programming language and a recommendation for the adoption of a Space Programming Language (SPL). Also included are summaries of the other three volumes of the final report of the Spaceborne Software Systems Study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SPACEBORNE), (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SPACEBORNE), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, VALUE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LEAD TIME, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPUTERS, MANNED SPACECRAFT, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, LAUNCH VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE