Accession Number : AD0474917


Title :   IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPUTERS IN A STRATEGIC COMMAND SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT,


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT


Personal Author(s) : Wilkinson,W L


Report Date : 01 Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : This paper describes some experience and observations in implementing a large scale, integrated nine-computer system as a tool of command and control. The primary intent is to set forth command system environmental information which may be profitably considered in assessing the relative merits of alternative designs for more advanced, follow-on command information systems. The three principles now generally accepted by system developers, i.e., evolutionary development, user participation and compatibility are discussed in some detail. Descriptions of the performance characteristics of the computer system with its associated system control and support programs are given. Functional applications of the system are covered in general terms with particular emphasis on the requirement for system responsiveness to the user staff elements. This discussion is extended to the procedures and organization of effort necessary to the implementation of such a system. As an expository device, a comparison is made between this large integrated system and a family of small, independent computer systems from different environmental points of view. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , COMPATIBILITY , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , COMPUTERS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , AUTOMATION , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE