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Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company Technical Order Transfer Tests.

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The AFLCAITI Standards Project has been testing the Military Standard for the Automated Interchange of Technical Information, MIL-STD-1840 the Standard. The objective of these tests has been to demonstrate the validity of the transfer protocol defined in the Standard itself and the viability of standardized formats for the transfer of technical information employed in other specifications used by the Standard. This test is the last in the series based on the original Standard. Future tests will use MIL-STD-1840A as the reference. Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company LASC, Georgia Division, used its publications laboratory to prepare text and illustrations representing the data and format of several types of Air Force technical manuals. This cross section of styles and formats was prepared on two different composition systems and three illustration systems. All text was SGML-encoded, and illustrations were prepared as IGES files or as CCITT Group IV raster files. Available software was used no software was written to meet the specific requirements of MIL-STD-1840. Lockheed assembled the text and illustrations into 13 documents file sets for this test. These documents were prepared in accordance with Appendix A of the December 12, 1986, draft revision of the Standard and delivered for testing, on magnetic tape, to the ATOS laboratory facility at SYSCON Corporation, San Diego, California. Each file set consisted of a declaration file, SGML-tagged text files, and IGES or CCITT illustration files EXCEPT THE Time Compliance Technical Order TCTO written on magnetic tape in accordance with FIPS PUB 79 and the Standard. By agreement, each document was transmitted on a separate tape, contrary to the intent of the Standard. The quantity of data on these tapes exceeded the totality of all data previously tested.

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  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

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