Accession Number : ADA132306

Title :   A Design Methodology for Embedded Weapons Systems Using the Harpoon Shipboard Command-Launch Control Set (HSCLCS), AN/SWG-1A(V).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Olivier,Daniel P ; Olsen,Kevin R

PDF Url : ADA132306

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This thesis attempts to demonstrate the use of a combination of design method in the development of the Harpoon Weapon system. The initial design was presented in a thesis by Sentman and Maroney ADA126945. This thesis refines the initial design and presents a step by step process for designing a major system. Through the combination of many different techniques, the authors develop a unique logical approach to the software engineering problem associated with complex embedded weapons systems. Data flow diagrams are the first step. This approach allows the data or information to be charted throughout the system. A transform analysis is then performed on the data flow diagrams. This analysis imposes a control structure on the data and a hierarchical modular design is created. Once modules are identified, modules can then be grouped into packages to be used by Ada for a System Design Language or a Program Design Language.

Descriptors :   *Guided missile launchers, *Fire control computers, *Computer aided design, *Computer programming, Embedding, Weapons, Systems approach, Integrated systems, Shipboard, Control panels, Microcomputers, Surface to surface missiles, Ship launched, Flow charting, Modular construction, Hierarchies, Computer programs, High level languages, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE