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Organizing the sequencing of processes

  • Fred Lesh
Software Systems Development
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 65)

Abstract

The difficult part of many computer applications is the design and implementation of control mechanisms which allow the necessary calculations to be performed at exactly the right time or in exactly the right logical sequence. Designing systems of this kind involves the designer in a variety of unusually interesting problems, and requires blending classical design approaches with techniques peculiar to computational control applications. This paper presents three examples of such applications and describes the approach adopted for each. The classical design steps are then discussed, and elements peculiar to computational control are highlighted by illustrations drawn from the three sample systems.

Keywords

Spacecraft Attitude Control Table Language Element Computational Control Computational Control System 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Lesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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