Accession Number : AD0760758

Title :   A Relocatable Assembler and Associated Loader for the D17B Minuteman Guidance Computer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Henson,Donald D.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : The D17B Minuteman Guidance Computer is a serial data processor with a rotating disk memory. After conversion to laboratory use at AFIT, the problem of programming in machine language remained. The addition of an I/O system has allowed the development of a relatively sophisticated operating system and assembler. The D17B Operating System uses a punched paper tape library to load and execute programs under the direction of commands entered at a teletype keyboard. The Minuteman Assembler is designed to work with the relocatable program loader. The assembly language is designed using customary syntax and semantics where possible. External references are allowed. The assembler is to be implemented in a segmented format to allow more sophisticated features in the small memory of the D17B computer. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE COMPUTERS, TRANSFORMATIONS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, FLOW CHARTING, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE