A PROCEDURAL REASONING LANGUAGE FOR REAL-TIME MISSION PLANNING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$246,261.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8237
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Decision Systems
1500 Plymouth St, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr James R Greenwood
(415) 941-3912
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH IS TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP A CONCURRENT GOAL-DIRECTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE THAT IS SUITABLE FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEM REAL-TIME MISSION PLANNING. THIS LANGUAGE IS DESIGNATED THE PROCEDURAL REASONING LANGUAGE (PRL) SINCE IT MIXES TRADITIONAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FEATURES WITH GOAL-DIRECTED REASONING CONSTRUCTS IN A PROCEDURAL FORMAT. PRL IS A VISUAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE THAT ALLOWS THE EXPLICIT REPRESENTATION OF GOAL-DIRECTED SEARCH AND CONCURRENT PROCESS CONTROL IN A GRAPHICAL FORMAT. THE PRL COMPILATION SYSTEM TRANSLATES THIS GRAPHICAL PROGRAM INTO ADA CODE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMPILATION TO TARGET EMBEDDED SYSTEMS. THE LANGUAGE IS PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR ENCODING COMPLEX PLANNING SYSTEMS WHERE PERFORMANCE AND PREDICTABILITY ARE IMPORTANT.

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