Accession Number : ADA112429

Title :   A Prototype Program for Target Information.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Coulter,Ronald J

PDF Url : ADA112429

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This thesis presents the specification, design and implementation of a prototype microcomputer system for the target information section of the Marine Corps fire support coordination center. Currently, the target information section uses a series of index cards, handwritten lists, acetate covered battle maps and grease pencils to perform the target information functions. The thesis examines and analyzes these functions in detail and proposes a solution in the form of a system, data base and interactive user design. The resultant Microcomputer System for Target Information (MISTI) employs an ALTOS Z-80 microcomputer, the UCSD Pascal operating system, a user friendly interface and data base technology. It is proposed as an interim system until the Marine Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS) becomes operational. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tactical data systems, *Data bases, *Microcomputers, *Target classification, Marine Corps planning, Target position indicators, Amphibious operations, Fire support, Prototypes, Theses, Automation, Interactions, Man computer interface, User needs, Modules(Electronics), Tables(Data), Gunfire, Specifications, Computer programs, Target acquisition, Air intelligence

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE