Accession Number : AD0645483

Title :   THE APPLICATION OF ON-LINE GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES FOR PROGRAMMING AND OPERATING A 'MOVING NETWORK' MONITORING DISPLAY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chesler,L. ; Turn,R.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The report describes the structure and operating procedures of experimental computer programs used to simulate a real-time moving network display of spacecraft checkout operations. Proposed in RM-4678-NASA (N65-35577) for use by the human monitor of an automated prelaunch checkout, the system dynamically shows, in network form, the successive and concurrent stages of a complex process. The programs were written in MAP for the IBM 7040/7044 computer system to be used with the RAND Graphic Input Tablet and a cathode ray tube display screen. The Tablet is used for on-line construction of the initial network and for operation of the simulation programs. (A complete program listing is available on request.) (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES), (*CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, *SPACECRAFT), SIMULATION, REAL TIME, GRAPHICS, CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE