Accession Number : ADA119380

Title :   Digital Integrating Subsystem (DIS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 79-15 May 81,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Arnold,K D ; Burgess,D L ; Fassel,J F ; Godenschwager,E F ; Haire,B J

PDF Url : ADA119380

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : This DIS program has been successful in demonstrating that a small, potentially low-cost, high order language, airborne computer is possible. Twenty-five of these units have been delivered after extensive testing of both software and hardware compatibility. In addition, DIS Diagnostic Stations, used to host source and object JOVIAL files as well as all necessary programming tools, were also designed, tested, and delivered. The use of a distributed microprocessor system will provide a number of benefits yet to be verified in such programs as Midcourse Guidance Demonstration (MGD), Medium Range Air to Surface Missile (MRASM), and low-cost tactical systems. Integration of various subsystems is facilitated by the use of the DIS distributed, modular architecture. However, even in light of the positive aspects of the DIS systems, a number of concerns have surfaced and must be addressed if such a system is actually projected for use in a full scale engineering development (FSED) weapon system. These concerns either have met with little success (mature hardware and software in a cost-effective production forrm) or no success (establishment of interface standards and specifications).

Descriptors :   *Computers, *Computer programs, Assembly Languages, Digital computers, Airborne, High level languages, Microprocessors, Multiplexing, Low costs, Compatibility, Real time, Computer aided diagnosis, Air Force operations

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE