Accession Number:

ADA339167

Title:

The Design of an Interface Editor for the Computer-Aided Prototyping System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This thesis focuses on the design and implementation of a new interface editor for the Computer-Aided Prototyping System CAPS, which de-couples the user interface from the real-time prototype. Using this design, a CAPS user creates a prototype with an interface development tool and a Prototyping System Description Language PSDL editor. This real-time prototype executes on two processors using a clientserver architecture the user interface executes on a client, and the real-time PSDL application executes on a server. In addition, this thesis includes demonstrations, with source code, which implement the design. The demonstrations show that Java development tools can be used to create a high-quality user interface for a PSDL application. A socket connection was used to implement the clientserver communication. The demonstrations were successful, but the socket programming model is too primitive for the new design. Therefore, a high-level clientserver architecture, such as the Common Object Resource Broker Architecture CORBA, is required for future development of the design.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE