Accession Number:

ADA255466

Title:

A Modular Software Shell for Life-Cycle Nuclear Survivability (LCNS) data Acquisition and Management

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. Jan-Sep 1990

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

As part of the Armys Life-Cycle Nuclear Survivability LCNS program, a software package has been developed to provide turn-key LCNS data acquisition and statistical database operations for military systems. The modular design accommodates all existing test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment TMDE suites as well as those that may be operational in the future. With all LCNS test suites operating under this software, individual equipment needs are accommodated and all data are obtained in the same manner and format. Most of the logistical problems associated with monitoring life-cycle nuclear hardness are eliminated. Most of the software operates as a program shell. System characteristics and requirements, test procedures, and instrument drivers are contained and accessed through external modules. To accommodate future changes, the program is designed so that only specific modules need to be rewritten, rather than entire software packages. Although the program shell has an LCNS test flavor, the software provides control for almost any type of testing. Additionally, there are generic test functions throughout the shell that enable the software to be used in a more flexible scenario for testing related to research and development.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE