Accession Number : ADA016938

Title :   Real-Time Tactical Operating System Study. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 74-Sep 75,


Personal Author(s) : Steele,S. ; Kulp,J. ; Decegama,A. ; Yeisley,C. ; Hoke,T.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 311

Abstract : A detailed analysis and characterization of tactical real-time operating systems (RTOS) that can be used to develop: (1) a guideline for specifying and designing tactical RTOS and (2) a generalized, parameterized RTOS module for a broad class of tactical systems is presented. The approach taken in this study was to integrate existing technology and past design experiences into a framework for RTOS design and performance evaluation. The final report presents: (a) An RTOS Canonical Form - this is a complete description of a set of real-time operating systems in terms of tactical environments, OS architecture, functional components, OS interfaces, data structures, and critical design parameters. (b) Methodology for RTOS Specification and Design - a logical step by step sequence that would allow for efficient specification and/or design of a tactical RTOS. (c) Recommendations for a Performance Evaluation Tool - a tool that would enable the evaluation of a unique RTOS design given a particular set of environmental parameters.

Descriptors :   *Data processing security, *Computer programming, Real time, Data bases, Compilers, Scheduling, Multiprocessors, Interfaces, Input output devices, Tactical data systems

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE