Accession Number : AD0912813

Title :   Tactical Systems Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, Dec 72-Mar 73,

Corporate Author : PACER SYSTEMS INC FORT WASHINGTON PA

Personal Author(s) : Klein, F. J.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : An artillery locating radar system is used to detect, track, and estimate the launch point of artillery shells during tactical engagements. This requires that four system functions be allocated to a general purpose (GP) computer. Performing the tracking and executive control functions require that the computer interface with the three special purpose computers. The trajectory estimation function is completely internal to the GP computer, while the operator interface function requires a direct interfacing with operator controls and display. Those system function programs as well as the collective files of information existing in primary and secondary storages, which is utilized by the executive control programs, will comprise the definition of the Data Base. The data base contents includes executive control programs, application programs, data files, and display file, etc. Also, consideration criteria of program's location, program size as well as data file size are roughly estimated. Finally, the storage allocation method is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MORTAR LOCATOR RADAR, ARTILLERY FIRE), (*RADAR TRACKING, PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES), (*RADAR RANGE COMPUTERS, POSITION FINDING), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ARTILLERY, RADAR TARGETS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERFACES, RADAR OPERATORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MEMORY DEVICES, ALGORITHMS, SEARCH RADAR, TARGET ACQUISITION, ARTILLERY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE