Accession Number : AD0479460


Title :   A SATELLITE COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ON-LINE ANALYSIS, CONTROL, AND DISPLAY


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Leach, George H ; Perrella, Albert J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/479460.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : A problem solving complex based on the Fortran 60 system is discussed. A system utilizing a remote computing station with a data processor (CDC 160) satellited to the main computer (CDC 1604), and a cathode ray tube display unit (DD 65) used as a multipurpose input/output control unit was designed, programmed, and demonstrated. The system features on-line, variable speed output of both printed output and graphical material presented on the display, parameter change capability in running Fortran programs, complete control of the main computer from the satellite station, simplicity in making additions and changes, and system philosophy adaptable to full scale time- sharing on the main computer. Utilizing additional equipment (A/D, D/A converters, analog computers, and plotters), this system can be extended to provide the capability of digital control of analog systems.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *DIGITAL COMPUTERS , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CATHODE RAY TUBES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , DATA PROCESSING , DECISION MAKING , DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES , REMOTE CONTROL


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE