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The Domain-Specific Software Architecture Program

June 1992 Special Report
Mark H. Graham, Erik Mettala

This document contains an overview of the work being done in the DARPA Domain Specific Software Architecture Program (DSSA) as of July 1992.


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There are six independent projects within the DSSA program. Four of these projects are working in specific, military-significant domains. Those domains are Avionics Navigation, Guidance and Flight Director for Helicopters; Command and Control; Distributed Intelligent Control and Management for Vehicle Management; Intelligent Guidance, Navigation and Control for Missiles. In addition, there are two projects working on underlying support technology. Hybrid (discrete and continuous, non-linear) Control and Prototyping Technology. 

This report contains brief descriptions from each project and an overview.