Program Documentation for the RPV Simulation Program,
IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV GAITHERSBURG MD
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The RPV Simulation Program is a real-time, interactive, graphics simulation of a hypothetical drone control facility. Its function is to provide a means for analyzing the effects of numerous variables on the operator performance of a five-man team whose task is to control 35 Remotely Piloted Vehicles through the enroute, terminal, and return phases of a simulated strike mission. The enroute and return phases are performed by four operators seated at IBM 2250 Display Units. The terminal phase is simulated by a single operator who controls a remotely located terrain table through a job stick and TV receiver. Control of the terrain model is maintained by the program through an IBM 1827 Data Control Unit. The RPV Simulation Program was written for an IBM System360, Model 40 computer. Both assembler language and Fortran IV were used in coding the subroutines and the IBM 2250 Graphics Programming Services were utilized for the graphics software support.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Computer Programming and Software