Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614846
Title:
HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT FOR PARALLEL REAL-TIME TELEMETRY PROCESSOR
Author:
LaPlante, John R.; Barge, Steve G.
Affiliation:
Loral Instrumentation
Issue Date:
1989-11
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The difficulty of incorporating custom real-time processing into a conventional telemetry system frustrates many design engineers. Custom algorithms such as data compression/conversion, software decommutation, signal processing or sensitive defense related algorithms, are often executed on expensive and timeconsuming mainframe computers during post-processing. The cost to implement such algorithms on real-time hardware is greater, because programming for such hardware is usually done in assembly language or microcode, resulting in: The need for specially trained software specialists Long and often unpredictable development time Poor maintainability Non-portability to new applications or hardware This paper presents an alternative to host-based, post-processing telemetry systems. The Loral System 500 offers an easy to use, high-level language programming environment that couples real-time performance with fast development time, portability and easy maintenance. Targeted to Weltek’s XL-Serles 32 and 64 bit floating point processors, delivering 20 MFLOPS peak performance, the environment transparently integrates the C programming environment with a parallel date-flow telemetry processing architecture. Supporting automatic human interface generation, symbolic high-level debugging and a complete floating point math library the System 500 programming environment extends to parallel execution transparently. It handles process scheduling, memory management and data conversion automatically. Configured to run under UNIX, the system’s development environment is powerful and portable. The platform can be migrated to PC’s and other hosts, facilitating eventual integration with an array of standard off-the-shelf tools.
Keywords:
TELEMETRY; HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE; PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT; REAL-TIME; C; WEITEK; DATA FLOW; UNIX; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT; FLOATING POINT
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT FOR PARALLEL REAL-TIME TELEMETRY PROCESSORen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaPlante, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorBarge, Steve G.en
dc.contributor.departmentLoral Instrumentationen
dc.date.issued1989-11-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe difficulty of incorporating custom real-time processing into a conventional telemetry system frustrates many design engineers. Custom algorithms such as data compression/conversion, software decommutation, signal processing or sensitive defense related algorithms, are often executed on expensive and timeconsuming mainframe computers during post-processing. The cost to implement such algorithms on real-time hardware is greater, because programming for such hardware is usually done in assembly language or microcode, resulting in: The need for specially trained software specialists Long and often unpredictable development time Poor maintainability Non-portability to new applications or hardware This paper presents an alternative to host-based, post-processing telemetry systems. The Loral System 500 offers an easy to use, high-level language programming environment that couples real-time performance with fast development time, portability and easy maintenance. Targeted to Weltek’s XL-Serles 32 and 64 bit floating point processors, delivering 20 MFLOPS peak performance, the environment transparently integrates the C programming environment with a parallel date-flow telemetry processing architecture. Supporting automatic human interface generation, symbolic high-level debugging and a complete floating point math library the System 500 programming environment extends to parallel execution transparently. It handles process scheduling, memory management and data conversion automatically. Configured to run under UNIX, the system’s development environment is powerful and portable. The platform can be migrated to PC’s and other hosts, facilitating eventual integration with an array of standard off-the-shelf tools.en
dc.subjectTELEMETRYen
dc.subjectHIGH LEVEL LANGUAGEen
dc.subjectPROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENTen
dc.subjectREAL-TIMEen
dc.subjectCen
dc.subjectWEITEKen
dc.subjectDATA FLOWen
dc.subjectUNIXen
dc.subjectSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTen
dc.subjectFLOATING POINTen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614846-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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