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An Adaptable On-board Application in C++


G. Montalto, A. Pasetti, N. Salerno

Data System in Aerospace (DASIA) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

Although C is well-established as a programming language for on-board applications, the use of its successor C++ is still resisted owing to safety concerns and the difficulty of accommodating its object-oriented features within current software qualification processes. While acknowledging these problems, this paper emphasizes the potential advantages of C++ for on-board software deriving from its support for advanced adaptation techniques that are essential to making software reuse possible. The discussion is made in the context of a project jointly done by Alenia Spazio / Rome and P&P Software for the development of the software for the TTC (Telemetry and TeleCommand) Modem of a digital transponder (TTCM-SW project). A prototype for this application has been entirely developed in C++ using software framework technology.


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@InProceedings { MonPas:2003:IFA_147,
    author={G. Montalto and A. Pasetti and N. Salerno},
    title={{An Adaptable On-board Application in C++}},
    booktitle={Data System in Aerospace (DASIA) Conference},
    address={Prague, Czech Republic},
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