Accession Number : ADA263239


Title :   Surface Computer System Architecture for the Advanced Unmanned Search System (AUSS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Kono, M E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263239.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : The redesigned Advanced Unmanned Search System (AUSS) surface control van has been based on the IBM PC/AT, a well-known, commercially available computer. Its installed market base has made hardware add-on components widely available. The market dominance of Microsoft's DOS has standardized the operating system software. The surface control van computers' functions have been split among several machines to provide for some modularity of the software design and accommodate possible increased processing demands. Operating system software and hardware architecture for these six 7552-based PCs are detailed. The author recommends redefining the AUSS surface computer to be an X Window Platform, an architecture that can provide a virtual display environment. The virtual display environment would protect the software development investment from obsolescence due to hardware technology advances, reduce sparing requirements, and simplify the control van wiring. Appendices describe board jumpers, switch settings, and boot configurations for the six 7552-based PCs.... IBM 7552 PC, X Window system, MULTIBUS I and II.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *CONSOLES , *SEARCH SONAR , SIGNAL PROCESSING , CONTROL , REQUIREMENTS , PLATFORMS , UNMANNED , MACHINES , COMPUTER FILES , OBSOLESCENCE , BOOTS , VANS , SWITCHES , HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , ACOUSTIC SIGNALS , WINDOWS , CONFIGURATIONS , SURFACES , ENVIRONMENTS , COMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE