Accession Number : AD0462042


Title :   MILDATA STUDY. AN OPTIMIZING STUDY OF A MODULAR DIGITAL COMPUTER SYSTEM. VOLUME I.


Descriptive Note : Final progress rept., 12 Aug 63-30 Sep 64,


Corporate Author : HONEYWELL ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING WELLESLEY HILLS MA


Personal Author(s) : Nisenoff, Norman


Report Date : 15 Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The objective of this study was to examine approaches and select an optimum approach to the design of a highly modular data processing system for utilization by the United States Army in the 1975-1985 time frame. In complying with this objective four unique designs were postulated and discussed in the Third Quarterly Progress Report. During the final quarter year's effort, each of these designs was examined in depth. Out of these investigations emerged the specific recommendations and design approach presented in Chapter 4 of this volume. The proposed approach to the design of the MILDATA System can be characterized as being a highly modular, expandable, open-ended system; based upon the use of the most advanced technology as extrapolated to the time frame of interest, in the fields of integrated electronics, advanced digital memories, man-machine relations, communications, and software developments. Fundamentally the system's ability to provide the full range of data processing capability stems from the proper design of the interconnection of the MILDATA modules. These modules, which are segmentable, perform the critical function of integrating and coordinating the operation of the overall system. Once the Memory Traffic Control Module was properly defined and specified the MILDATA objective was in sight. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , *MODULES(ELECTRONICS) , *DIGITAL COMPUTERS , OPTIMIZATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , TABLES(DATA) , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , MILITARY OPERATIONS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , RELIABILITY , REAL TIME


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