AMEP: A CASE STUDY IN OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Authors
  1. Barry, B.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An Electronic Support Measures (ESM) signal processor may be characterised as vertically integrated: it must control low-level devices, perform computationally intensive signal processing, and may even have knowledge-based subsystems. The most difficult ESM subsystems to specify are those dominated by data-driven heuristic algorithms which are applied non-deterministically. A prototyping approach allows requirements for embedded systems of this type to be evolved in incremental stages. When compared with more traditional systems engineering methods, incremental development is not only more productive, it also results in systems which are better matched to end-user requirements. Object oriented environments provide the programming facilities needed to support prototyping and incremental development. The Defence Research Establishment Ottawa's Object Oriented Development and Test system (OODTS) is a good example of such an environment. AMEP, a prototype ESM signal processor which is being developed using the OODTS, illustrates both the benefits of incremental development and the utility of the OODTS.
Report Number
AC/243(PANEL-11)TP/1-PAP-A.3 — @Symposium Paper; CONTAINED IN 93-03342
Date of publication
27 Dec 1991
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
93-03340
CANDIS No
130073
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: