Accession Number:

ADA390720

Title:

Application-Driven Reliability Measures and Evaluation Tool for Fault-Tolerant Real-Time Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1996-Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

The goals of this project were the development of performance measures suitable for use in real-time embedded systems. Developed a network measure to guide the designer in choosing an appropriate network topology. The measure combines graphic-theoretic concepts in evaluating the underlying reliability of the network and other means to evaluate the ability of the network to support interprocessor traffic. A second measure, called the computer measure, is meant to evaluated the computer system in terms that are of importance for real-time applications. A simulator testbed called TRIDENT was built to evaluate the network and surge measures. Much of the technology developed under this project is being transferred to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE