The Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processor (RASSP) Program: Overview and Accomplishments 942550
Motivated by the need to field affordable, state-of-the-art embedded signal processors for a wide range of DoD systems, the Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processors (RASSP) program is an ARPA/Tri-Service initiative intended to dramatically improve the process by which embedded digital signal processors are designed, manufactured, and supported. This paper introduces the program from two viewpoints. The first is technical, covering the major concepts upon which the RASSP approach to design is based. The second is programmatic, covering the roles of the program participants and the program accomplishments as of this writing (September 1994).