Accession Number:

ADA080584

Title:

System Data File (SDF) for the Intrasystem Analysis Program (IAP). Volume I. Description.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 77-Dec 78,

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was to develop the schema for a system data file SDF which would contain the data that describe the physical and electrical characteristics of a weapon system from an electromagnetic compatibility EMC point of view. This file would contain data such as the description of the surface geometry of the structure and the signal characteristics of all electrical ports within the system. This data file and its schema can be used as the nucleus on which a standardized system data file can be built. This much larger SDF would contain reliability data, cooling requirements, panel layouts, etc. for each system in the Air Force. Of more immediate interest is the fact that the SDF can be used by the Intrasystem Analysis Program EMCIAP computer codes as a source of system data. The EMCIAP is a collection of computer codes that provide engineers with the capability to design EMC into a system. With an SDF for a particular system, an engineer has readily available all the system characteristics needed to perform an EMC analysis. Moreover, since the parameters are in a central digitized data file, they can be retrieved by a computer. This is quicker and more accurate when compared to the present-day method of manual search and retrieval.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE