Accession Number : AD0438866


Title :   A PREVIEW OF MILITRAN, A SYSTEM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT SIMULATE MILITARY SITUATIONS.


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP INC MINEOLA N Y


Report Date : Jan 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : The MILITRAN System provides a procedure for achieving easier and more rapid development of computer programs for the simulation of military conflict situations. The primary stimulus for MILITRAN has been two-fold: (1) the increasing importance of the simulation approach in the analysis of military systems, and (2) the lon. periods of time and high levels of effort required to produce an operating simulation program. MILITRAN achieves improved coding efficiency by providing a programming language--the MILITRAN language--whach is oriented to the special problems and procedures of military simulation. Because of this special orientation, simulation codes can usually be written in the MILITRAN language more easily, more quickly, and with less likelihood of error. The ultimate communication with the computer is effected through the MILITRAN compiler, a special program that translates source codes written in the MILITRAN language into a form directly understandable by the computer. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *WARFARE , MILITARY STRATEGY , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , DATA PROCESSING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE