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"Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Thu, 27 May 1999 16:25:30 -0700
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From: Bob Leif

Firstly, I have no interest in Ham Radio; but, I do have a very strong
interst in electronic instrumentation. As usual, Bill Whitaker was way ahead
of most of us. He has fathered ATLAS (AdaTPD) in Ada.
Standard for Ada-Based Test Program Development (AdaTPD)

- A combination of IEEE Std 1226.1-1993, Common Ada Packages for ABBET and
IEEE Std 1226.2-1993, Ada-based ATLAS-Level Test Procedure Interface for


Standards Coordination Committee 20,
Abbreviated Test Language for All Systems (ATLAS)

Draft 1.0, August 20, 1995, ABBET Log #879

IEEE Standards Board

Abstract: Ada packages that specify data types and services for developing
ATLAS-Level Ada-Based Test Programs (AdaTPD) are defined. They are to be
used to support the development of Ada-based, UUT-directed, signal-oriented
test programs. IEEE AdaTPD uses the features of Ada to specify a
comprehensive environment for integrating product design data, test
requirements, test strategies, and test results management in the
implementation of automated test systems and test control programs.
Keywords: Ada, ABBET, AdaTPD, C/ATLAS
ABBET is a trademark of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc.
Unfortunately, the old web page when I visited it today provided the cryptic
"The project IEEE P1446 has terminated without issue.
An archive of this web site has been transferred to the ABBET archive at the
IEEE site as ABBET LOG 1000."

I could not find ABBET LOG 1000 using the search engine at the IEEE site.

I do have a copy of the software and the documentation. Unfortunately, there
is a copyright statement. The IEEE indicated that I should go back to one of
its expensive publishers for a paper copy.

I should note that I have other software that might be of use
R. C. Leif and S. B. Leif, "Ada in Embedded Boards for Scientific and
Medical Instruments", Proceedings, ACM SIGAda Annual International
Conference (SIGAda '98), S. Carlson, Proceedings Chair, M. Feldman, Program
Chair, pp. 114-120, 1998.

I am willing to make the above available and my Ada_Utilities Packages in an
as is form under the
R. C. Leif, "Ada Developers Cooperative License (Draft) Version 0.3", Ada
letters XIX, No 1 pp. 97..107 (1999).

This is a draft. However, the bottom line is that for projects that I have
any interest in, my software is supplied without any exchange of money.
However, if any of my source text is used for a commercial project, I am to
be paid royalties.  Educational noncommercial use is free. Projects, where I
really have no interest, probably will have to pay a minor fee.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Robert L. Spooner
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 11:07 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Ham Radio Programs in Ada
> Bill,
> I've been thinking along those lines myself, particularly in terms of
> operating equipment.  It seems to me that the multitasking that
> Ada provides
> would be very well suited particularly for packet using multiple
> connections, and as a software control panel for a transceiver
> where you are
> displaying multiple dynamically changing signals, messages, parameters,
> commands, etc.
> The flexibility provided by generics and inheritance would be good for
> working with multiple types of equipment where the functionality could be
> abstracted to a common user interface.  This would be
> particularly good for
> a radio club with lots of equipment and a need to train members on safe,
> legal operation of each item.  Safe and legal operating
> parameters could be
> used to define a "flight envelope" for each combination of equipment and
> license class.
> There's a lot that can be done - the problem is to find the time!
> 73,
> Bob  AD3K
> William Dale wrote:
> > I'm interested in porting software available for Amateur Radio to Ada as
> > a example of REAL programs that get wide useage written in Ada.
> --
>                                Robert L. Spooner
>                          Registered Professional Engineer
>                                Research Assistant
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