Accession Number:

ADA312660

Title:

U.S. Army Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) Test Bed. MIL-STD-1840A Data Delivery Using Non-Magnetic-Tape Media.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALS TEST NETWORK WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The Army Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support CALS Test Bed is a CALS Test Network CTN designated Lead Service Test Bed. Among other things, it supports the CTN in achieving the objectives stated in the CTN strategic plan. During Phase I of the CALS Program, the focus has been on standards for digital interchange of technical information among dissimilar computer systems. The governing standard for data interchange is MIL-STD-1840A, Automated Interchange of Technical Information. This standard specifies detailed requirements on file structure and content, transfer media, and packaging for transferring technical publications and product data. But MIL-STD-1840A is neither clear nor thorough on non-magnetic-tape media. The objective of this test effort was to 1 Evaluate the effectiveness of MIL-STD-1840A when the data delivery medium is not magnetic tape 2 Recommend guidelines and automated routines for preparing MIL-STD- 1840A compliant data transfer using non-magnetic media 3 Recommend acceptance criteria and procedures for data received via non-magnetic media 4 Identify problems and technical limitations encountered during data interchange using non-magnetic media and 5 Recommend additional specifications for the media option section of MIL-STD-1840A to include non-magnetic media.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE