Accession Number:

ADA129394

Title:

Scientific/Engineering Work Stations: A Market Survey.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION MATHEMATICS/LOGISTICS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

The David Taylor Naval Ship RD Center DTNSRDC, along with the white-collar segment of American business, is confronted with flat or declining productivity in the office, rising personnel costs, personnel ceilings and reductions, and a shortage of skilled workers, especially within the technical and scientific areas. Spurred by the development of powerful microprocessors and new software, designers of advanced intelligent workstations are developing a new class tool for technical personnel. These workstations are growing as tools to increase the productivity of scientists, engineers and managers. Five aspects go into making an efficient, productive workstation. These aspects are a flexible processor, general purpose and application oriented software, sophisticated graphics, local area network communications, and data base management. This report documents the results of a market survey to identify systems that can potentially meet the requirements for engineering workstations. Additionally, workstation application requirements for some of the Centers departments are discussed. System requirements are discussed and are presented as a functional description. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE