Accession Number:

ADA128028

Title:

An Approach for Implementing a Microcomputer Based Report Origination System in the Ada Programming Language

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

298.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the use of an inexpensive commercial microcomputer for the preparation of Naval Reporting Structure Operational Reports. These highly formatted reports provide critical unit information used by the National Command Authority and Joint Chiefs of Staff in assessing the nations defense posture. Since these reports are processed by computer, correct formatting and data entry are essential to preserve the timeliness and accuracy of the information. The requirements of a Report Origination System are investigated from the perspective of the system operator, the message drafter and the message releasing authority. Interfaces are developed which provides for system application to different hardware configurations. A subset of the Ada language is used to allow structured programming and data abstraction techniques. Elements of the Unit Status and Identity Report UNITREP are implemented using this method.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE