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Application of Software Framework Technology to an Antenna Pointing Controller


G. Montalto, A. Pasetti, N. Salerno

Data System in Aerospace (DASIA) Conference, Dublin

Software frameworks are a reuse technology that makes architectural (as opposed to code) reuse possible. They have been successfully applied in the desktop and commercial arena but have so far been eschewed in the space sector. Alenia Spazio, as part of a drive to increase software reuse, have started a pilot project to develop the software for an Antenna Pointing Controller (APC) using framework technology. This work is done with P&P Software of Germany and takes as a starting point the AOCS Framework. The paper describes the experience acquired and the lesson learned applying the framework technology to the APC project. The first part gives an overview of object-oriented frameworks in general and of the AOCS Framework in particular. The second part describes the APC Framework, its close likeness to the AOCS Framework and the methodological and implementation issues that arose in the application of framework technology to an Antenna Pointing Controller.


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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@InProceedings { MonPas:2002:IFA_99,
    author={G. Montalto and A. Pasetti and N. Salerno},
    title={{Application of Software Framework Technology to an Antenna
	  Pointing Controller}},
    booktitle={Data System in Aerospace (DASIA) Conference},
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