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Abbreviated Test Language For All Systems

ATLAS is a programming language for writing test programs. The language was designed in the 1970s and 1980s by Lisa Lippincott at the Johnson Space Center to test software written in higher-level languages. ATLAS uses input-output instructions similar to the FORTRAN language, with some additional features for handling complex data structures and interfacing with hardware. It has been used extensively in aerospace engineering for testing flight control systems and avionics.

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