Accession Number : ADA182031

Title :   The Automated Programming of Electronic Displays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-1 Dec 85,

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE CONSULTING SPECIALIST INC FORT WAYNE IN

Personal Author(s) : Hasker,R W ; Edmondson,J S ; Fritsch,M R

PDF Url : ADA182031

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : A study was performed to determine the system requirements and top-level design for a system to support the design and automated programming of electronic displays for use in real-time environments. A hierarchy of levels was defined to support the creation and maintenance of display designs. Different attributes and capabilities were attached to each level of the hierarchy. The system was partitioned into an editor, animator, and code generator to support the creation, test, and compilation of display designs. The requirements for the major functions and data are discussed. A possible implementation is described which uses as much nondevelopmental hardware and software as possible to reduce the system's development time and total cost. Use of Ada to formally describe the display design is discussed. The system feasibility is discussed and recommendations for system development are made.

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *CODERS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, HIERARCHIES, REAL TIME, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE