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TSRI was asked to assist The Boeing Company to modernize the ALCA Integrated Tactical Avionics Program (ITAP). ITAP, originally a real-time embedded J73 JOVIAL program, required transformation to modern C++. The transformed version of ITAP needed to exhibit real-time performance equal to or better than the original system with platform independence. By converting the J73 JOVIAL into C++, Boeing reduced future maintenance costs with the availability of modern software development environments and greater flexibility in its choice of hardware upgrades.
- Customer: Boeing
- Source & Target Language: JOVIAL to C++
- Duration: 3 months
- Services: Automated Code Transformation, Code Documentation, Assessment
TSRI was engaged to modernize US Navy SATCOM Multi-band Terminal (NMT) Modem Control System (MCS) from Ada to C++. To provide SPAWAR with the best modernization approach, Raytheon selected TSRI to transform the existing MCS Ada code into C++ and to re-factor
the C++ toward the desired target architecture. TSRI's fixed-price "integrator ready" deliverable was selected by Raytheon for its low technical risk,
shortened schedule, and low cost.
- Customer & Integrator: US Navy & Raytheon
- Source & Target Language: Ada to C++
- Lines of Code: 190,000
- Duration: 5 months
- Services: Automated Code Transformation, Application Blueprint®, Transformation Blueprint®, Engineering Support, Automated Refactoring
"Raytheon Selects TSRI For Patriot Battalion Simulation Support System (BAS3) Modernization"
|Kirkland, WA. (July 15, 2009) – The Raytheon Corporation (HCSC) has awarded a ‘follow-on’ contract to the Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to modernize the Japanese version of the Battalion Simulation Support System (BAS3) and its Preprocessor (PRED). BAS3 and PRED are simulation programs necessary for testing, integrating and validating the Patriot tactical software coded in FORTRAN. The legacy FORTRAN BAS3 and PRED execute on a Unisys computer in a unique, legacy environment that no longer meet the needs of the Patriot modernization program.
Under the tasking of this contract award TSRI is tasked with translation and rehosting PRED and BAS3 from FORTRAN to C++ to run in the Solaris environment with GNU g++ and Wind River VxWorks. Under this contract, TSRI provided transformation, re-factoring for ‘GOTO statements elimination’ and restructured the code to make the code more maintainable, variable renaming from cryptic six (6) to C++ extended names, customization services to meet Raytheon coding standards, and engineering services to support Raytheon testing and integration. TSRI also provided a Transformation Blueprint to assist Raytheon engineers with side-by-side code and design reviews.
Greg Tadlock, TSRI’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing said, “TSRI is proud to support Raytheon’s modernization of the Patriot battalion simulation system in support the U.S. Army's anti-ballistic missile (ABM) mission in Japan. TSRI success with the Japanese Patriot for Raytheon is yet another successful example of TSRI ability to modernize mission-critical legacy system into modern object-oriented languages and platforms that are better suitable to the mission of the US military in the 21st Century.”
For more details about the Patriot battalion simulation modernization projects Raytheon, please download the SSTC presentation given by the Raytheon project manager, Gwen Bottomley on June 2007 : (Download)
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"New Book by Ulrich and Newcomb: Information Systems Transformation:
Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies with
|Kirkland, WA. (Feburary 22, 2010) – Book Release
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies
By William M. Ulrich and Philip H. Newcomb
Published by Morgan Kaufmann
Copyright Feb 2010
$59.95 USD €43.95 EUR £29.99 GBP
|What The Experts Are Saying:
According to Grady Booch, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Software Engineering:
"Ulrich and Newcomb's book offers a comprehensive examination of the challenges of growing software-intensive systems … (Read more...)
According to Ed Yourdon, noted Author and Consultant:
"Modernization is going to be a more and more important part of the overall IT strategy. William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb's important new book ... (Read more...)
According to Richard Soley Ph.D. Chairman/CEO, Object Management Group (OMG):
“Estimates by internationally-known researchers of the worldwide legacy code base is now approaching a half-trillion lines. That only counts so-called "legacy languages" like COBOL--which drive the world. Add in database schemas … (Read more...)
About the Book
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, a new book by William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb, provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and modernize existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines and standards, including alignment with business architecture, as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Ten chapters, containing in-depth, modernization case studies, distill the theory and delineate principles, processes, and best practices for every industry, ensuring the book's leading position as a reference text for all of those organizations relying on complex software systems to maintain their economic, competitive and operational viability. (Read more...)
|William M. Ulrich is President of Tactical Strategy Group, Inc. (TSGI)
and a management consultant. Mr. Ulrich has been in the modernization field since 1980 and continues to serve as a strategic advisor on business and IT transformation projects for corporations and government agencies. In 2005, Mr. Ulrich was awarded the Keeping America Strong Award for his work in information systems modernization. He is Co-Chair of the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force and the OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group, Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute, and author of Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies.
|Philip H. Newcomb is Founder and CEO of The Software Revolution, Incorporated (TSRI)
and creator of TSRI's acclaimed architecture-driven modernization services and toolset JANUS Studio® . He is coauthor of Reverse Engineering (Kluwer 1996) with Linda Wills, Coeditor of the 2nd Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (IEEE 1995) with Elliot Chikofsky and principal author of the Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodeling Specification (OMG Specification 2009). With more than 35 publications and 70 successfully completed information system modernization projects he is a recognized leader in the application of artificial intelligence, automatic programming and formal methods to industrial-scale software modernization.
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Capita, a company based in England and Wales, determined that one of their important software assets called PRISM required modernization, including code transformation, platform migration, and database migration. Capita engaged TSRI, with their proven automated modernization services, to complete this project, which was finished in 3 months.
Source & Target Language: BASIC to PL/SQL
Lines of Code: 660,000
Duration: 3 months
Services: Transformation Blueprint®, Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support
Stanley and Assoc. contracted TSRI to modernize the Battle Command Software - Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). This system is an integrated system that provides the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps automated fire support command, control and communications. Prior to this modernization, AFATDS was written in legacy Ada-83. The target code selected for the AFATDS modernization was Java.
Lockheed Martin Corporation was tasked with the modernization of the Acoustic Signal Processor System (ASP) on the Navy's P-3C Orion aircraft. Lockheed Martin awarded TSRI a sole source contract as the only viable provider of 100% automated Ada to C++ transformation.