Accession Number:

ADA169687

Title:

Designing Real-Time Systems in Ada (Trademark).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

205.0

Abstract:

Real-time software differs from other kinds of software in the sense that is must intereact with external events. It must detect the occurrence of certain events as soon as they happen, and exercise control over external processes in a timely fashion. Real-time software must be cheap to produce and must be extremely reliable, even more so than other kinds of software. None of the existing apoproaches for real-time software design have been able to satisfy all of these requirements. This report evaluates the role of Ada for this purpose and find that it too falls short. However Ada, unlike other approaches can make contribuitions towards reducing the cost and increasing the reliability of real-time software. This report examines ideas and methjods to be used in conjunction with Ada to satisfy the rest of the real-time requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE