Accession Number:

ADB010426

Title:

Air Force Global Weather Central System Architecture Study. Final System/Subsystem Summary Report. Volume 1. Executive Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 1975-1 Mar 1976

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study has been to optimize the entire AFGWC data processing system from the vantage point of current and future support requirements, addressing the AFGWC data processing system over the 1977 through 1982 time frame. The proposed system architecture consists of five dual processors, each about 3.5 times as powerful as an existing AFGWC processor. Each dual processor has an array processor which will be capable of very high performance on vector arithmetic. The array processors are used to assist on the difficult numerical problems, including the Advanced Prediction Model for the global atmosphere, as well as very fine grid cloud models and cloud probability models. Some of the new requirements that will be supported with this system are a one minute response to query interface, reentry support for Minuteman, and limited processing of high resolution 0.3 nautical mile meteorological satellite data. In addition, cloud cover prediction for tactical weapon systems, ionospheric prediction for radio frequency management, and defense radar interference prediction will be supported by this system.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE