6.1 Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle

Figure 6.3 shows how the air traffic control system relates to the Architecture Business Cycle (ABC). The end users are federal air traffic controllers; the customer is the Federal Aviation Administration; and the developing organization is a large corporation that supplies many other important software-intensive systems to the U.S. government. Factors in the technical environment include the mandated use of Ada as the language of implementation for large government software systems and the emergence of distributed computing as a routine way to build systems and approach fault tolerance.

Figure 6.3. The ABC applied to the ATC system


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