Accession Number:

ADA179203

Title:

Development of a Personal Computer Based Engineering Communications Teaching Aid.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 85-Dec 86

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

A simplified digital communications computer simulator is developed on the AMIGA Desktop Computer using the C programming language. Known as the Engineering Communications Teaching Aid ECTA, its strongest features include ease of use, quick operation, and expandable design. ECTA was developed uising the Top-Down Structured desgin method and pseudo-code is presented for the most important ECTA program modules. The features of the IQ Tutor, a commercial product, formed the design baseline for the ECTA effort. Extensive use of color graphics, resizeable and repositionable windows, and mouse-based menu structure enables a user to operate ECTA with ease. ECTA demonstrates the basic principles of the fourier transform, digital waveform sampling, digital signal modulation, and digital filtering in a benign environment. The validation chapter contains specific programming guidelines and C language tips for the expansion of the ECTA program. Keywords theses fast fourier transforms digital communications personal computers.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE