Accession Number:

ADA229800

Title:

Methodology for Development and Verification of Flight Critical Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 1990,

Corporate Author:

SPARTA INC LAGUNA HILLS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This project addresses the technology needs of Vehicles Management Systems VMS during the critical phases of architecture definition and preliminary design. VMS are flight systems which are highly integrated for enhancing maneuvering performance, weapon delivery and fault tolerance. SPARTA has developed and demonstrated a powerful and flexible rapid prototyping environment, Transputer base Advanced Development Environment or TRADE, where VMS architectures can be rapidly emulated and evaluated. The environment includes a SUN workstation and a network of transputers. Transputers are single chip computers which provide extensive processing and communication capabilities at very low cost. The environment enables the system designer, via a graphic based User Interface UI, to 1 rapidly and easily modify the VMS architecture as well as the structure of the software embedded in each VMS processor and 2 control the entire environment. Evaluation tools which address system level issues are also included in the environment, so that the relative merits of competing architectures can be quantitatively evaluated. KR

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE