Accession Number : ADA261561

Title :   Prototyping Hard Real-Time Ada Systems in a Classroom Environment,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Luqi, M. ; Shing, P. ; Hughes, G.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Teaching graduate students how to develop hard real-time Ada software for embedded systems is a challenging task. We successfully used Ada in a series of software engineering courses to teach graduate students the charac of hard real-time software and fundamental skills to develop and validate complex systems and timing re through software prototypes of the systems. A research tool, called CAPS (Computer Aided Prototype System), was used by the student software designers to construct software prototypes based on the require of the system as well as to automatically generate Ada code interconnecting reusable modules. The approach greatly stimulated the students' interest and helped them to gain first hand experiences in developing hard real-time systems.

Descriptors :   *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, *PROTOTYPES, *REAL TIME, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *TEACHING METHODS, COMPUTERS, EDUCATION, GAIN, GRADUATES, SKILLS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, STUDENTS, TOOLS, EMBEDDING, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), REUSABLE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE