20 October 1993 Software tools for representation, optimization, and assessment of complex systems
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The development of large-scale systems with real-time characteristics repeatedly exceeds budget bounds and schedule constraints. The problem is exacerbated with the implementation of distributed computer architectures. Nonlinearities and blockings are injected into system performance that seldom had to be addressed before the advent of parallel and distributed processing. To assist in the design phase of system development, Science and Technology Associates, Inc. (STA) has devised a paradigm which consists of three primary components; these are representation, optimization, and assessment. The representation component is an object oriented scheme that encapsulates resources, behavior and the connectivity within a design. Optimization allows the designer to automatically allocate system work, such as software processing, to resources in an optional manner. Assessment provides quantitative guidance on the performance of each system element. By rapidly iterating the tool triad, a feedback control process for design occurs which verifies system logic and performance prior to prototyping or the writing of software code.
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Gary Schebella, Gary Schebella, "Software tools for representation, optimization, and assessment of complex systems", Proc. SPIE 1957, Architecture, Hardware, and Forward-Looking Infrared Issues in Automatic Target Recognition, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161443; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.161443
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