Problem: American Computational Technical Services, Inc., foresaw a need to develop a software package for commercial purposes that would be a Generic Host-independent Operating System, nicknamed GHOST, using the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/IF) facilities.
Solution: In creating the GHOST software, ACTS, Inc. converted the Air Force Ada Avionics Real-Time Software from its current use as the Integrated Test Bed embedded Operation Flight Program operating system into a general-purpose, commercial off the shelf avionics software development environment. GHOST will run on a variety of platforms including embedded flight processors, workstations, and personal computers. This permits engineers to develop software in a familiar environment, and virtually eliminates the need to debug algorithms in more restrictive environments. GHOST eases interaction between dissimilar processors and enhances software reuse thereby reducing the life-cycle cost of software maintenance.
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