Accession Number : AD0741066

Title :   The Design, Development and Translation of General Purpose Software for the P3C Aircraft's Digital Computer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ray,Dennis Edward

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The Navy has incorporated a modified UNIVAC 1830-A (CP 901 or ASQ/114) mini digital computer into its P3C aircraft. This ASQ/114 computer system is presently used only during aircraft testing and flying. In the near future, fifty or more of these digital systems will be operational and will sit virtually idle about 40% of the time. Hence, this project was undertaken to improve the computer utilization, and to provide the individual squadrons with an administrative computer capability. Six specific tasks leading to the implementation of a general purpose operating system have been undertaken: a feasibility study, development of a CP 901 translator, design and development of an assembler, design study of the bootstrapping technique, design of a FORTRAN compiler, and the design of a control operating system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION), (*ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT, COMPUTERS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, INTERFACES, COMPILERS, SHIFT REGISTERS, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE