Accession Number : ADA139339

Title :   I&W (Indications and Warning) Data Base Management Systems Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Sep 80-15 Dec 82.


PDF Url : ADA139339

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 326

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to identify the data base management system that seems to best support the Indications and Warning analyst using a given hardware and operating system configuration. Hardware and operating system constraints were to utilize a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP 11/70 computer running the IAS operating system. This configuration is the DOD standard intelligence support processor. A precise description of an Indications and Warning data base was developed from scenarios constructed by observing analysis at DIA, SAC, MAC, and ADCOM. The description ws then used to construct a simulated data base. Scripts were developed from each scenario to generate activity against the data base. Software was developed to allow execution of repeatable tests, each with psuedo-randomly variable conditions. Important developments of this effort included; the precise characterization of an I and W Data Base, the DHIL language, used to describe the scenarios and the data base, the set of analyst scenarios, which accurately describe the functions and activities of intelligence analysts, and a hardware/software configuration usable for evaluating the performance of data base management hardware and software in the future. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data management, *Data bases, *Information systems, *Military intelligence, *Warning systems, Computerized simulation, Scenarios, Remote systems, Configurations, Computers, Computer programs, Systems engineering, Military applications, Requirements, Specifications

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE