Accession Number : ADD012239

Title :   Electronic Warfare Software System Design an Integrated Approach.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Butler,Louis P

Report Date : 20 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An electronic warfare software system design for an electronic counter measures system is presented which includes two general purpose processors (GPP) and multiple special purpose processors (SPP). The GPPs are the system controllers. These GPPs transmit setup data, including time information or hardware item and all related tasks for that function or hardware item. The SPPs are not required to handle multiple tasks and therefore do not require high complexity design. Also the complexity of the GPPs is reduced. The requirements of the system could be met by each SPP, keyed off a central clock strobe, with the resources of the processor dedicated to satisfying that function's time critical needs. In the two GPP setup the GPPs retain central control as well as completing overhead type tasks. There is one central executive control function that allocates tasks to be done to each of the processors. All the SPPs are addressable by either of the GPPs and the GPPs share an instruction and data memory fetch arbitrator.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, *PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, BARGAINING, CENTRALIZED, CLOCKS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FUNCTIONS, MULTIPROCESSORS, REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, SPECIALISTS, STROBOSCOPES, SYSTEMS APPROACH, TIME

Subject Categories : Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE