Accession Number : ADA188928

Title :   Prototype Real-Time Monitor. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Van Scoy, Roger

PDF Url : ADA188928

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The task to study implementing a real-time monitor (RTM) resulted from the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) involvement with the Ada simulator validation program (ASVP). The ASVP introduced us to the needs and constraints of real-time flight simulators. One of the goals of the ASVP is to produce well-engineered designs that exhibit modularity, abstraction, information hiding, and that are well-documented, reliable, extensible, modular, and maintainable. The embodiment of these attributes in the resulting Ada system introduces new problems to the flight simulator world, problems which do not exist in the traditional FORTRAN environment. This report summarizes the history, goals, and conclusions of the Prototype Real-Time Monitor development effort. This effort was undertaken to address two specific technical questions: 1) How can user tools find, access, and display data hidden in the bodies of Ada applications? and 2) How can user tools be layered on top of Ada applications?

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA DISPLAYS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, MONITORING, PROTOTYPES, REAL TIME, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TOOLS, USER NEEDS, VALIDATION, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, MONITORS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE