Surface Computer System Architecture for the Advanced Unmanned Search System (AUSS)
NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA
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The redesigned Advanced Unmanned Search System AUSS surface control van has been based on the IBM PCAT, a well-known, commercially available computer. Its installed market base has made hardware add-on components widely available. The market dominance of Microsofts DOS has standardized the operating system software. The surface control van computers functions have been split among several machines to provide for some modularity of the software design and accommodate possible increased processing demands. Operating system software and hardware architecture for these six 7552-based PCs are detailed. The author recommends redefining the AUSS surface computer to be an X Window Platform, an architecture that can provide a virtual display environment. The virtual display environment would protect the software development investment from obsolescence due to hardware technology advances, reduce sparing requirements, and simplify the control van wiring. Appendices describe board jumpers, switch settings, and boot configurations for the six 7552-based PCs.... IBM 7552 PC, X Window system, MULTIBUS I and II.
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