Accession Number:

ADA181989

Title:

The Development of Visual Interface Enhancements for Player Input to the JTLS (Joint Theater-Level Simulation) Wargame.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the design and development of a desktop prototype of a computer wargame. The prototype specifically deals with the ability to format the Joint Theater-Level Simulations Model Interface Program MIP into the visual interface format of computer graphics known as window management. In this case, the Apple Macintosh microcomputer, a desktop computer, was used as the operating system for implementation of this prototype. The development of the prototype is examined with respect to the current version of the MIP. The prototype development is based on software design applications which include design models, correlation of programming languages to operating systems, and a breakdown of the design into a modular format. The thesis concludes with recommendations for changes which can enhance the use of the prototype from both a technical and managerial standpoint.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE