Implementation of Ada on Distributed Microprocessor Computer Architectures for Aircrew Training Systems

Period of Performance: 01/01/1988 - 12/31/1988

$250K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Integrated Software, Inc.
Po Box 060295
Palm Bay, FL 32906
Principal Investigator

Abstract

PHASE I RESEARCH DEFINED AN OVERALL EIGHT STEP PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTING ADA ON DISTRIBUTED MICROPROCESSOR COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES FOR MAJOR AIRCREW TRAINING SYSTEMS. THE PHASE II RESEARCH PROPOSED HEREIN EXECUTES THE FOUR STEPS WHICH COMPRISE THE CRITICAL PATH OF THAT PLAN, NAMELY: 1) RESEARCH AND ESTABLISH A SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE; 2) RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A SUPPORTING ADA RUNTIME ENVIRONMENT; 3) RESEARCH AND DEFINE A SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT PROCESS INCLUDING REUSABILITY; AND 4) DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE A PROOF-OFCONCEPT SYSTEM. PHASE II IS PLANNED TO PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION NECESSARY FOR USING DISTRIBUTED MICROPROCESSOR PROGRAMMED IN ADA FOR MAJOR AIRCREW TRAINING SYSTEM ACQUISITIONS. PHASE II RESEARCH WILL ALSO BE DIRECTED TOWARD ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCING REUSABLE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS FOR AIRCREW TRAINING SYSTEMS. THE PHASE II PROOF-OF-CONCEPT SYSTEM, BASED ON THE V-22 SIMULATOR, WILL PROVIDE A TESTBED AT THE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH SIMULATOR (VTRS), NTSC, ORLANDO, FL. FOR FUTURE RESEARCH.