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Marcus,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brakewood, Marcus x12479a2 [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 4:45 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Senior Capstone Questions
>
> Hello Team Members,
>
> I am a cadet at West Point leading the EE and CS cadets who are part of
> an interdisciplinary group from our school.  This group is competing in
> the
> 9th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition,
> http://www.secs.oakland.edu/SECS_prof_orgs/PROF_AUVSI/index.html.
> Unlike the other schools, who use C++, we are going to use Ada because of
> Ada's great support for real-time systems and also, it is our favorite
> language.
>
> I have a few questions for Team-Ada to help us get started.
>
> 1: We were looking into using the LART http://www.lart.tudelft.nl/
> as our computer in our vehicle because of it's low power usage, low
> weight,
> and the coolness factor in putting it together.  Will GNAT work on the
> LART,
> which utilizes Intel's Strongarm processor?
>
        [Dale Jr, William]
        This is a new Linux port so a off-the-self Gnat Port is probably not
available yet.
        This might require a lot of work and a cross-targeted system to get
it going or maybe even for development.
        Should be a great SBC if we really could get a full
cross-compiled-development set up!

        See  RT Linux work done by former zentropix - now lineo:
        http://www.realtimelinux.org
        http://www.zentropix.com
                ---->   http://www.lineo.com/

        The above point to SBCs using Linux and may be able to support Gnat
Ada.

> 2: Is there a computer better suited for Ada that has a low power
> consumption, low weight, and would be fun to put together
> (Something Transmeta?)?
>
        [Dale Jr, William]
        Transmeta will have Linux but not sure if there is a pre-built Gnat
Ada yet.

> 3: Have any of you worked on or know of Ada resources for an
> unmanned intelligent ground vehicle, frame recognition from
> a video camera, or laser modeling.  Just looking for those hard
> to find Ada links or references on these topics.
>
        [Dale Jr, William]
        Start with http://www.adapower.com

> 4: Any other suggestions or help?
>
> Thank You,
> Cadet Marcus Brakewood
>
>
William L. Dale
If we spend all of our time in ADM's talking about TLA's we'll be SOL!
 Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Company,
Missiles & Space -Sunnyvale Operations
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