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ADA FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6537
Amount: $58,230.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1987
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
461 Melwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 LELAND SZEWERENKO
 (412) 621-2210
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

EMBEDDED MISSION-CRITICAL SOFTWARE IS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO RUNTIME PERFORMANCE. THE ADA LANGUAGE IS RESPONSIVE TO THE SOFTWARE ENGINEER-ING PROBLEMS OF MISSION CRITICAL COMPUTING RESOURCE (MCCR) SYSTEMS. BUT ADA RUNTIME PACKAGES INFLUENCE AND OFTEN DETERMINE PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY, FLEXIBILITY, AND RECONFIGURABILITY OF AN EMBEDDED APPLICATION. THIS RESEARCH WILL DEFINE A RUNTIME WHICH SUPPORTS EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS THAT CAN BE RUN ON A CONFIGURATION INCLUDING EITHER SINGLE OR MULTIPLE PROCESSORS AS WELL AS SHARED AND/OR DISTRIBUTED MEMORIES. THE RUNTIME IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE CONFIGURABLE SO THAT MINIMUM CODE SPACE IS OCCUPIED BY THE RUNTIME. FUNCTIONALLY, IT WILL PROVIDE FULL ADA SUPPORT WITH THE ADDITIONS OF MESSAGE COMMUNICATION AND RECONFIGURATION OF BOTH ADA APPLICATIONS AND PHYSICAL RESOURCES. IN THE RUNTIME IMPLEMENTATIONS, TARGET MACHINE-DEPENDENT CODE IS MINIMIZED AND SEGREGATED FROM THE BULK OF THE RUNTIME WHICH IS SHARED ADA CODE. PHASE II WILL COMPLETE THE DESIGN, SPECIFICATIONSAND DOCUMENTED IMPLEMENTATIONS OF THE RUNTIME FOR SEVERAL MACHINES, PROBABLY THE MIL-STD-1750A AND THE MOTOROLA 68020, AND FOR A MULTIPLE-PROCESSOR CONFIGURATION OF AT LEAST ONE MACHINE.

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