Accession Number : AD0680715

Title :   TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM HELD AT WASHINGTON, D. C., SEPTEMBER 12-14, 1967, ON NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM (NTDS) CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) uses modern solid state, ruggedized equipment to process, correlate, and evaluate tactical, navigation, and communications data. Perhaps the most important design concept used in NTDS, which distinguishes it from other large military or commercial data processing systems, is what has come to be known as the modular concept. This approach, as inferred from its name, allows various portions of a system to be treated as separate logical entities for purposes of design, fabrication, implementation, and also replacement or modification. With this modular approach, system configurations of varying capabilities can be assembled dependent upon the tasks to be performed by the ships on which the system is to be installed. Modular approach has not only been applied to equipment in the system, but also to system functions and programming requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, *DATA PROCESSING), DOCUMENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, SHIPBOARD, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE