Accession Number:

ADA058994

Title:

Simulation Higher Order Language Requirements Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 77-31 Jan 78,

Corporate Author:

SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MASS

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

This report defines high order language requirements for programming flight training simulators. These requirements were determined by analyzing programs written for a variety of simulators. Examples drawn from these programs are used to justify the need for certain HOL capabilities. A detailed specification of simulator HOL requirements is given, following the general structure and organization of the IRONMAN requirements for the DoD Common Language effort. PLI, FORTRAN, JOVIAL J3B, JOVIAL J731, and PASCAL are analyzed to see how well each language satisfies the simulator HOL requirements. Although PLI and JOVIAL J3B were found to be best suited for simulator programming, only FORTRAN was clearly the least suitable language. Since all the languages failed to satisfy some simulator requirements, modifications to each language were specified that would make them more useful as simulator programming languages. This analysis of recommended modifications indicated that PLI was the most easily modified language.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE