Accession Number:

ADA036186

Title:

Use on an Interactive Computer Graphics Model in Army Project Planning and Control.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses an interactive computer graphics model which is used by the US Armys PATRIOT Project Office in planning and control functions. This simulative computer networking model, AUTONET, is able to display a variety of standard network analysis reports as well as time and cost frequency distributonshistograms and indices of criticality percentage of the time an item was on the critical path for both paths and activities. One unusual feature of the AUTONET model is the tiered structure of its data base. There must be a summary level network consisting of up to 100 activities each of which may be supported at the second level by networks of up to 100 activities. Similarly there is the capability of supporting each of these second level activities by third level networks if such detail is required. Whenever information is processed at a lower level it is automatically rolled up through the appropriate parent network to the summary network. A discussion is included regarding the advantages and disadvantages of this models use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE