Accession Number : ADA266540


Title :   ANNS An X Window Based Version of the AFIT Neural Network Simulator


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Wu, Ching-Seh


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266540.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : This thesis presents an X Window based neural network simulation environment developed at Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) using the techniques of modern software engineering. This artificial neural network simulator is a tool running on Sun SPARCstations and supporting two user modes: end-users and client-programmers. End-users interact with neural network paradigms developed by client-programmers for the purpose of studying and analyzing the execution of a particular Neural Network (NN) paradigm, or class of NN algorithms. Client programmers maintain the system and use this environment for the development of new NN paradigms or algorithms for end-users. The development follows a hybrid software engineering paradigm which combines the best characteristics of the classic life cycle. prototype. and iterative methodologies through requirements, design, implementation, and testing. An object-oriented approach is used for the design including preliminary and detailed design. The system is implemented with the C programming language on Sun workstation and uses the XView window-based environment. It provides users with a variety of control and input options: simulation speed control, multiple and simultaneous NN algorithm simulations, and simulation environment control.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *NEURAL NETS , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , VELOCITY , INPUT , REQUIREMENTS , TOOLS , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , PROTOTYPES , MODEMS , PROGRAMMERS , LIFE CYCLES , CYCLES , THESES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , ENVIRONMENTS , AIR FORCE , CONTROL , SIMULATORS , ALGORITHMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE