Accession Number : ADP003574

Title :   An Integrated Approach to a Successful Embedded Computer Resource Project,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL ELECTRIC CORP VANDENBERG AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Egan,L. G. , Jr

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This paper describes a number of key milestones and techniques that should be accomplished in order to produce cost effective, embedded computing systems. It stresses the necessity of improved project management to effect an integrated hardware/software system. Improved project management requires a thorough understanding and implementation of the DoD/MIL standards and specifications. If Program Project Managers from both the government and contractor are knowledgeable in, and motivated to follow, the approved standards/ specifications, embedded computer resources, i.e., equipment, computer programs, personnel, facilities, and logistics, will be provisioned at lower costs and per the requirements allocated to each resource. The paper will emphasize the need for systems engineering, work breakdown structures, the systems development process, documentation milestones, DT&E for hardware/software, and integration leading to system stones, DT&E for hardware/software, and integration leading to system certification. This can only be effective via standards compliance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Integrated systems, *Computers, *Systems approach, Cost effectiveness, Embedding, Standards, Specifications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE