Higher order software techniques applied to a space shuttle prototype program

  • Margaret Hamilton
  • Saydean Zeldin
Programmation Structuree Structured Programming
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 19)


HOS concepts are now being applied to a prototype Shuttle flight software system. By providing software with its own meta-software and its own universal system, not only can we produce reliable systems, but we can also communicate these systems to others. Development and real-time flexibility are not sacrificed. The only limitations applied are those which prevent a potential error from occuring, i. e., the only flexibility missing is that which allows for flexibility of errors.


Output Space Priority Relationship Wait State Mission Phase Dynamic Scheduler 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Hamilton
    • 1
  • Saydean Zeldin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Charles Stark Draper LaboratoryCambridgeUSA

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