Accession Number : ADA268627


Title :   ISA-97 Compliant Architecture Testbed (ICAT) Projectry Organizations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY INST FOR RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES ATLANTA GA


Personal Author(s) : Eidbo, Melody ; Putnam, William ; McCracken, Michael ; Anton, Annie ; Cutris, Paul


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268627.pdf


Report Date : 30 Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : This report describes research efforts into the guidelines provided in the Information System Architecture document prepared by the System Integration Directorate of the USAISEC, August 29, 1992. The report discusses the refinement of the ISA-97 Compliant Architecture Model (ICAM). The ICAM is a modular architecture for the design, implementation of information systems and a guide in the transitioning of Army Information System (ISA) into distributed open environment. The report includes the refinement of the operating system service and interfaces to the other components of the ICAM. The POSIX standard is also examined for suitability as a standard operating systems interface for the ICAT implementation. The report discusses the ICAM demand model that is used to simplify the task of building systems that comply with the requirements of the architecture. The report summarizes the research concerning the transition of the Army Management information systems from a mainframe, flat file, third generation environment to a distributed, open systems environment using workstations, networks, relational database management systems and SQL. The report compares existing military protocol standards to their GOSIP counterparts, in functionality and service, that would be used in a transitioning network environment.... POSIX, GOSIP, TCP/IP, Distributed open environment


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , DATA BASES , MODELS , STANDARDS , OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS) , COMPUTER NETWORKS , ARMY PLANNING , TRANSITIONS , WORK STATIONS , INTEGRATION , INTERFACES , ENVIRONMENTS , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE