Accession Number:

ADB010427

Title:

Air Force Global Weather Central System Architecture Study. Final System/Subsystem Summary Report. Volume 2. Requirements Compilation and Analysis. Part 1. User and Model Requirements

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:

279.0

Abstract:

This study was performed under a plan which allows complete traceability between user requirements, Air Force Global Weather Central operational functions, requirements levied upon the data system, a proposed component configuration, which meets the data system requirements, and a system specification designed to acquire a system which meets these requirements. The resultant system described has a number of unique features, including total hardware authentication separation of security levels, load leveling accomplished by assigning main processors in accordance with a dynamic priority queue of tasks, and a system-wide network control capability. Other key features include a central data base processor to fill requests for data from other processors, computer operations centers, the use of array processors for accomplishing difficult numerical problems, and sophisticated forecaster console support. These elements have been designed to provide 99.5 reliability in meeting user requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE