Accession Number : ADA112789

Title :   Military Message Experiment. Volume I. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 77-Sep 79,


Personal Author(s) : Wilson,S H ; Goodwin,N C ; Bersoff,E H ; Thomas,N M , III

PDF Url : ADA112789

Report Date : 24 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The Military Message Experiment (MME) was designed to evaluate the utility of user-oriented message processing systems in a military environment and to aid in determining the features useful in such a system. The MME system was designed to give the user the capability to handle his message traffic on the system. The following conclusions were reached: an Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) can be extremely useful in a military environment, especially during a crisis; there are not significant differences between message system requirements in normal and crisis operation; an AHMS must provide services to everyone involved with message handling; an AMHS must have the capability to produce hardcopy; an AHMS should be an integral part of the user's information handling system; an acceptable user interface can be developed based on the security kernel concept; a user-oriented message system and the telecommunications center message system with which it is associated must be integrated; and an AHMS is a more complex program than is generally thought. It must exhibit the characteristics of a well-designed data base system, a user-oriented message processor, an interactive command and control system, and a rapid message handling system.

Descriptors :   *Message processing, Automation, Handling, Communication terminals, Security, User needs, Global, Tactical communications, Communications networks

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE