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Computer Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) for Heterogeneous Systems Development and Integration

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Berzins, V.
Shing, M.
Nada, N.
Eagle, C.
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2000-06
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June 2000
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
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This paper addresses the problem of how to produce reliable software that is also flexible and cost effective for the DoD distributed software domain. DoD software systems fall into two categories: information systems and war fighter systems. Both types of systems can be distributed, heterogeneous and network-based, consisting of a set of components running on different platforms and working together via multiple communication links and protocols. We propose to tackle the problem using prototyping and a “wrapper and glue” technology for interoperability and integration. This paper describes a distributed development environment, CAPS (Computer- Aided Prototyping System), to support rapid prototyping and automatic generation of wrapper and glue software based on designer specifications. The CAPS system uses a fifth-generation prototyping language to model the communication structure, timing constraints, I/O control, and data buffering that comprise the requirements for an embedded software system. The language supports the specification of hard real-time systems with reusable components from domain specific component libraries. CAPS has been used successfully as a research tool in prototyping large war-fighter control systems (e.g. the command-and-control station, cruise missile flight control system, missile defense systems) and demonstrated its capability to support the development of large complex embedded software.
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2000 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (CCRTS), June 11-13, 2000, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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Computer Science (CS)
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This research was supported in part by the U. S. Army Research Office under contract/grant number 35037-MA and 40473-MA.
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“Computer Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) for Heterogeneous Systems Development and Integration”, with V. Berzins, M. Shing, N. Nada, and C. Eagle, Proc. of the 2000 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Monterey, CA. (no page numbers).
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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