The recent development of the Ada language by the Department of Defense and its required use within the Department of Defense for the development of embedded software systems has resulted in a need for better methods to represent Ada software designs. Graphical design techniques have long been used as software design and documentation aids. The use of graphical techniques to illustrate an Ada design can provide a clear, concise means to describe a complex software system. The purpose of this paper is to investigate several software design methodologies which incorporate graphical design notations. The specific software methodologies examined in detail are the System Analysis and Design Technique (SADT) developed by SofTech Inc., the Yourdon - DeMarco structured design methodology, and object oriented design. The paper discusses the feasibility of using these graphical techniques to represent Ada designs.
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Linton, Darrell G.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
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