Accession Number : AD0750389

Title :   Data Processing System Analysis,

Corporate Author : ARMY ADVANCED BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s) : Vick,Charles R.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The design, development, and test of real-time software for implementation in a ballistic missile defense data processing system is one of the most challenging undertakings that computer scientists have had to come to grips with. Just as the hardware architects responsible for the super computers of today, which employ gate counts in the millions, have evolved rigid disciplines and employed high degrees of automation to successfully deploy their product, the software architects of the super computers are establishing a software engineering technology. The paper describes a program directed toward identifying and implementing the beginnings of such a technology. Its major goal was to pioneer techniques which would make manageable and offer visibility and confidence in massive real-time software systems such as those required in ballistic missile defense. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), REAL TIME, DATA PROCESSING, RADAR TRACKING, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE