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REUSABLE SOFTWARE BASE DEVELOPMENT - SOURCE CODE TAILORING

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10394
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10394
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: REUSABLE SOFTWARE BASE DEVELOPMENT - SOURCE CODE TAILORING
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

AMONG THE MANY SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS DEVELOPED TO INCREASE PROGRAMMER PRODUCTIVITY, ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER IS REUSE OF EXISTING, PROVEN SOFTWARE. A GENERAL PROGRAM, ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE "ARCHETYPED SOURCE", CAN BE ADAPTED TO A BROAD SPECTRUM OF SPECIFIC SITUATIONS. AN EXAMPLE IS A PROGRAM FOR MULTI-SENSOR INTEGRATION, WHICH CAN BE INSTANTIATED FOR VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF ACTUAL TYPES OF SENSORS. ADA AND OTHER HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGES OFFER ABSTRACTIONS FOR WRITING GENERAL FORMS OF PROGRAMS; THESE ARE INTENDED TO BE USED BY THE PROGRAMMER TO ADAPT THE PROGRAM ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. IN THIS PROPOSAL, WE SHOW HOW A "TAILORING" SYSTEM CAN UTILIZE ABSTRACTIONS IN THE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE; IT ALSO ALLOWS THE DESIGNER TO FORMULATE OTHER ABSTRACTIONS IN A METANOTATION FOR DESCRIBING THE GENERAL PROGRAM AND ITS SPECIFIC FORMS. THUSTHE NOTION OF AN "ARCHETYPED SOURCE" CAN BE QUITE POWERFUL IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DERIVATION OF APPLICATION-SPECIFIC "ACTUAL SOURCES" FROM IT. DURING THE COURSE OF THE PHASE I PROJECT, WE WILL USE SOME EXISTING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SOFTWARE THAT AKM ASSOCIATES BUILT FOR THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY (JPL) OF NASA, DEFINE "ARCHETYPED SOURCE" VERSION OF IT AND THE APPROPIATE METANOTATION FOR GENERATING ACTUAL SOURCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Carl Ponder
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Associates Inc
625 Mariner's Isl Blvd #205 San Mato, CA 94404

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No