Accession Number:

ADA214042

Title:

Computer-Aided Acquisition And Logistic Support Telecommunications Plan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support CALS is intended to automate technical data and drawing deliverables including technical manuals and computer-aided designcomputer-aided manufacturing CADCAM products. Automated data coupled with a real-time means of access should lower procurement and support costs, increase efficiencies, and result in a greater ability to disseminate and reuse data. To accomplish this, CALS must span multiple functions and databases. Since the functions and databases are not colocated, data transmission requirements and communications protocols are very critical. We recommend a telecommunications architecture and intelligent gateway IG architecture for transmitting data over long-haul lines. We recommend making optimal use of the Defense Data Network DDN and alternate means for data transmittal should CALS requirements exceed DDN capability. The telecommunications architecture we recommend specifies that the communications protocols, data exchange protocols, and transmission media to support CALS projects should be implemented in three phases, consistent with the phased Department of Defense migration to Open Systems Interconnection OSI standards. The objective is to accommodate CALS distributed computer networks and to enable the interconnection of selected heterogeneous components based on cost, performance, availability, and competitive procurement.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE