Accession Number:

ADB134771

Title:

Ether and Bit Box Programs: Firepower Control Experiment. Part 2

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., part 2 of 12.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The computer program Ether serves as the communications media and control center for the Artillery Control Environment ACE simulation programs. Ether sets up all of the interprocess communication required for a desired run and by passing information to the appropriate display programs, allows the user to monitor the progress of the unfolding scenario. The experiment controller also has the ability to alter the probability of successful message transmission during the execution of an experiment. Bb is the Bit Box driver program. This program serves as an interface between the computer port attached to tactical hardware and the ether program. The use of this program allows the ether program to use a consistent set of protocols for communicating with both simulation programs and tactical hardware. Keywords Fine control computers, Tactical communications, Man machine systems, Interfaces, Message traffic, Data acquisition, Artillery control environment ACE, Multiple Forward Observer scenario MFOSCE, Bit box, ACE Display ADIS, Command Post Research Facility CPXRF, Interprocess communication.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE