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Simplex in a Hostile Communications Environment: The Coordinated Prototype

August 1999 Technical Report
Neal Altman, Charles B. Weinstock, Lui R. Sha, Danbing Seto

This report describes an approach to using Simplex to construct a COTS-based computer system capable of coordinated real-time motion control in a hostile communications environment.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-99-TR-016

Abstract

Simplex is an engineering framework embodying fault tolerance and dynamic upgrade in a highly maintainable system. This report describes an approach to using Simplex to construct a COTS-based computer system capable of coordinated real-time motion control in a hostile communications environment. It also discusses how selected portions of the Coordinated Prototype tolerate software faults and allow new software to be deployed and tested during system operation.