Accession Number:

ADA218778

Title:

The Development of a Rapid Prototyping Environment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

359.0

Abstract:

Currently the development and maintenance of DOD embedded software systems with hard real-time constraints is a very complex, time-consuming and costly task. This situation can be improved by the use of adequate development methods and powerful support tools. This thesis explores the development and integration of rapid prototyping tools for the Computer Aided Prototyping System CAPS. CAPS supports the design and evolution of large, reliable embedded software systems while significantly reducing their associated development and maintenance costs. CAPS utilizes the Prototype System Description Language PSDL and an integrated set of construction and analysis tools. The integration of these tools utilizes previous work on their design, with partial implementations and feasibility studies for some of the tools. We have defined and implemented a user interface while testing previous tools, refining the designs of the tools and either refining the implementations or generating the initial implementations. The user interface provides systematic access to the tools of the environment to support the underlying rapid prototyping methodology. Integration issues include system configuration, integration testing, design modifications, implementations, and evolution of previously developed tools within this rapid prototyping environment. rrh

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE