Accession Number : ADP006349

Title :   A Development-Memory Approach for Enhancing Avionics Software Logistics,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Pitarys, Marc J.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Advanced avionics systems will execute Ada software on multiple parallel computers. The size and complexity of the avionics software will be massive. Of particular importance is how the software will be supported once it is delivered to the Air Force. Software support is that part of the avionics software life cycle that deals with the correction of deficiencies and the addition of enhancements to the avionics software. Much of the time spent by personnel is information searching and inferencing. These tasks are made more complicated when information that was useful to the developer is not included in the software documentation that is delivered with the weapon system. This paper will first cover the challenges facing avionics software support personnel. It will address an advanced software support concept called Development-Memory (DM). This research is being accomplished by the Air Force Wright Laboratory's Avionics Directorate with contracted support from Hughes Aircraft Company's Radar Systems Group. DM relies on Machine-Intelligence technology in its goal to enhance avionics software support.

Descriptors :   ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, AVIONICS, COMPUTER PERSONNEL, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CORRECTIONS, DEFICIENCIES, LIFE CYCLES, LOGISTICS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PROGRAMMERS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, SEARCHING, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE