Accession Number:

AD0632402

Title:

AUTOSATE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

AUTOSATE is the acronym for an automated data systems analysis technique that is carried out in three phases 1 documenting system data flows through interviews, in much the same manner as conventional system analysis is performed, 2 controlling, editing, and translating the system specifications into a machine-readable form, and 3 preparing a series of analysis reports by computer. AUTOSATE differs from the usual system analysis in one major respect. The area of analysis is segmented into stations rather than applications. Stations are the nodes in a data system network in which data activity in and out as well as information retained at a station are identified. Depending upon the purpose of the analysis, a station can be a person, a group of people, a specific thing such as an aircraft, or a general thing such as a flight line. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE