Accession Number : ADA019154
Title : An Efficiency Study of the En Route System Support Facility.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
Personal Author(s) : Broglio,Carlo J.
Report Date : OCT 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 153
Abstract : This report presents an in-depth analysis of the FAA's computer test facility at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main objective of the study was to improve the utilization efficiency of that facility. The study presents eleven problems of the current facility operation and presents twenty-four recommendations for solving these problems. The problems range from the lack of a clear definition of the facilities functional relationship, to the rest of the FAA's organization to a lack of proper software production and maintenance tools, to a hands-on form of operation. The report describes: some improved software test tools; a multi-computer operating system; a full description of an organizational structure for managing the facility; and an extensive discussion of scheduling techniques for the computer complex.
Descriptors : *Computer applications, *Computer programming, *Central processing units, Airports, Scheduling, Monitors, Systems analysis, New Jersey
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Computer Programming and Software
Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE