Accession Number : AD0758499

Title :   Analysis of Computing Methods for the TERRIER Fire Control System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Williamson,James Ray

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Future modifications in the TERRIER missile fire control system will be restricted by limitations in unallocated core and by problem solution time in the system's digital computer. The thesis is an analysis of methods by which reductions in core storage requirements and in problem solution time could be achieved. A determination of those functions requiring the most computer resources is made and alternative methods of computing the functions are analyzed. Comparisons of implementation of the functions by software in the fire control computer versus other devices is made, and the tradeoffs required by each method are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, ALGORITHMS, INTERPOLATION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), TRIGONOMETRY, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE