Accession Number : ADA116763

Title :   A Distributed Operating System for BMD Applications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Gajic,Branimir

PDF Url : ADA116763

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The main goal of this research was to design and evaluate decentralized operating system concepts that will support real-time BMD(Ballistics Missiles Defense) applications executing on distributed hardware with local and shared memories. The objective was to develop real-time operating system functions that would perform efficient integration of distributed resources, and support execution of BMD application software with high levels of performance, reliability, and continuous operation. Results of current research efforts in the field of distributed hardware architecture, operating systems design, and distributed programming languages, are studied in order to identify major issues and evaluate proposed solutions. This investigation resulted in a proposed configuration of the distributed system, the set of new operating system functions that together with an existing Kernel (Cohe81) make the Basic Real-Time Operating System, and the set of new EPL language primitives that provide BMD application processes with efficient mechanisms for communication, synchronization, and effective utilization of distributed system resources.

Descriptors :   *Distributed data processing, *Computer applications, *Guided missile defense systems, Memory devices, Integrated systems, Decentralization, Real time, Communications networks, Computer architecture, Systems engineering, Programming languages, Configurations, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE