Accession Number : ADA327578

Title :   ControlShell: A Real-Time Software Framework.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. Oct-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Latombe, J. C. ; Cannon, R. H., Jr. ; Schneider, S. A.

PDF Url : ADA327578

Report Date : DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : We are creating a new paradigm for building and maintaining complex real time software systems for the control of moving mechanical systems. This objective is being met through the simultaneous development of both a powerful software environment and cogent motion planning and control capabilities. Our research concentrates on three key areas: (1) Building an innovative, powerful real time software framework, (2) Implementing new distributed control architectures for intelligent mechanical systems, and (3) Developing distribution architectures and new algorithms for the computationally 'hard' motion planning and direction problem. Perhaps more importantly, we are working on the vertical integration of these technologies into a powerful, working system. It is only through this coordinated, cooperative approach that a truly revolutionary, usable architecture can result.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *REAL TIME, *MOTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, DISTRIBUTION, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, INTEGRATION, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, PLANNING, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE