Accession Number:

ADA261277

Title:

Graphics Standards in the Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) Program Fiscal Year 1989 Volume 2: MIL-D-28003 Revisions, CGM registration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1988-Sep 1989,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of the Department of Defense Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support CALS Program is to integrate the design, manufacturing, and logistic functions through the efficient application of computer technology. NIST has been funded since Spring 1986 to recommend a suite of industry standards for system integration and digital data transfer, and to accelerate their implementation. During FY86 NIST tasks for CALS in the area of graphics standards focused on identification of recommended standards to OSD which would be applicable to the DoD environment comparison of graphics standards among themselves and with product data standards and the status of ongoing graphics standards efforts as well as related validation efforts. CALS needs for graphics standards were assessed, and an architecture for their inclusion into specific CALS programs was created. Finally, a plan was recommended for accelerating the development, related validation efforts and implementation of graphics standards into the CALS program. Building on the knowledge and experience gained during FY86, NIST tasks for CALS in the area of graphics standards in FY87 emphasized the particular graphics standard dealing with the transfer of pictorial data from one system to another, namely the Computer Graphics Metafile CGM standard.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE