Advanced Facilities to Expedite Design and Evaluation of Communications Systems. Phase 1
Final rept. 1 Oct 1987-31 Mar 1988
INFORMATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AUSTIN TX
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The general problem area addressed was the modeling of communications networks of interest to the United States Army. The specific problems were 1 to assess the feasibility of using a prototype modeling tool, ESPAWS, to satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Army for rapid and effective modeling of such networks and 2 to determine any enhancements to this tool necessary for such modeling. ESPAWS is a tool for top-down design and analysis of electronics systems. It is based upon the Performance Analysts Workbench System PAWS and Graphical Programming of Simulation Models GPSM. PAWS is a successful, commercially available simulation language which provides a high-level declarative specification language that reduces modeling errors and speeds model development compared to traditional procedural simulation languages. GPSM is the graphical front end to PAWS. PAWS and GPSM offer high-level visual and declarative facilities for constructing simulation models. We have established that the ESPAWS tool currently under development will provide many powerful features useful for communications modeling. The strategy of adapting ongoing development work and specializing it for communications system modeling has been established as an efficient and cost-effective approach to develop CPAWS.
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