Accession Number : AD0740090

Title :   Study of DoD Automated Environmental Services Support Systems. Appendix F. Data Processing for DoD Environmental Services Support Systems of 1975-80,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wirsching,Joseph E. ; Stevenson,Charles W.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Appendix to IDA Study S-382 describes requirements for data processing implied by a projection of DoD needs for environmental services support for the period 1975-1980. Large-scale computer systems and associated peripheral equipment are reviewed and subsequently related to applications in the three environmental domains of interest: the troposphere, the oceans, and the stratosphere and above. This material is used as the basis for anticipating the possible equipment needs of the Department of Defense during the period 1975 to 1980. Several alternative time-phased plans are presented for the construction of buildings, installation of computing facilities, and the personnel required to carry out the plan. Personnel and equipment needs are estimated for four basic alternatives: separate Navy and Air Force facilities with no expansion to meet future military needs, collocated Navy and Air Force facilities with no expansion of capability, separate Navy and Air Force facilities with the capability of meeting projected 1975 requirements, and a collocated or consolidated Navy/Air Force facility with the equipment and personnel capable of meeting 1975 military needs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE), (*WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, TROPOSPHERE, MESOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, THERMISTORS, UNDERWATER SOUND, RADIO TRANSMISSION, LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, PERTURBATION THEORY, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERSONNEL, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, SITE SELECTION, PLANNING

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE