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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Computer-aided rapid prototyping systems for command and control apps


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
CAPS
VERSION
1
REVIEW CODE
NR
INET ADDRESS
luqi@cs.nps.navy.mil
AUTHOR
Luqi
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1992-1995 Luqi
DATE CREATED
20 July 95
DATE RELEASED
20 July 95
DATE LAST UPDATED
20 July 95
LOCATION
sw-eng.falls-church.va.us
PAL
ENVIRONMENT
Sun
LIMITATIONS
None
CERTIFICATION
This product has not been certified.


FILE LISTING

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languages/ada/ajpo/source-code/caps:
  File Name                 Size
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  CAPS.RELEASE.1/
                             512
  README                   1,052
  capsrel1.tar.Z      10,969,435


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    3 Files           10,970,999

ABSTRACT

Computer-Aided Prototyping System (CAPS)

The Computer-Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) is an integrated software
environment aimed at rapidly prototyping hard real-time embedded
software systems.  CAPS provides facilities for computer-aided design,
software component reuse, and automated Ada code generation.  These
tools were designed to help software engineers rapidly construct and
adapt software,  validate and refine user requirements, an to check
design consistency.

There are four main stages in the CAPS method:  system design,
construction, execution, and debugging/modification.  System design
begins by specifying the requirements using the Prototype Description
Language (PSDL), a high-level language designed specifically to support
the specification of real-time systems and to help organize and retrieve
reusable components in a component library.  Designers model the
system's communication structure and timing and control constraints
using computational graphs.  CAPS then transforms these  graphs into
written PSDL.  The PSDL is then transformed into working Ada software.

Reference: Luqi, "Computer-Aided Prototyping for a Command-and-Control
System using CAPS," IEEE Software, January 1992, Pp 56-67


REVISION HISTORY

1.1  July 95  AJPO  Initial release to the PAL


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