PROPOSED SYSTEM CONCEPT FOR REAL-TIME PROCESSING OF AUTODIN MESSAGES
COMRESS INC WASHINGTON DC
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The report is the proposed system concept for the real-time processing of AUTODIN messages at the Data Services Center, HQ USAF. The description of the present system emphasizes the batch processing nature of the present computer programs, and their interrelationships with each other and with the manual RCS control system. The problems that characterize the present system are principally those of the time that elapses between receipt of a message on the AUTODIN terminal and the identification of errors that invalidate the message and require further contact with the originator. The manual RCS control file was identified as being one of the major elements of this time lapse because of the periodic manual transcription of incoming messages to handwritten control cards. The proposed system emphasizes the desirability of performing data edits immediately upon receipt of each message and the instantaneous transmission of an error message to the originator when the incoming message has failed a format edit. The real-time concept is also the main element of management control through the Command and Query Terminal that provides on-line management decision-making ability without sacrificing any of the advantages of the computer-controlled real-time system.
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