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 Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE