Accession Number : ADA141920

Title :   Computer Graphics Enhancement for COMEL (Communications Electronics).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Conrad,M. R. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : COMEL is a communications-oriented war game developed by the Joint Telecommunications Staff Officer's Course at Kessler AFB. The war game was automated by previous thesis students to run on a VAX/VMS computer. This thesis further modified COMEL to eliminate the manual gameboard and totally automate the game using Ramtek graphic display devices. The game has two portions, an Acquisition Phase and an Operations Phase. In the Acquisition Phase, players budget for research and development, manufacturing, purchase, and operations and maintenance of communications and electronic equipment for a Joint Task Force (JTF). In the Operations Phase, players allocate the available communications and electronic equipment to units, physical locations, or special missions and then direct the employment of the units and equipment in a war game. The programs are written in structured FORTRAN-77, with extensive comments and external documentation. The graphics routines were written using the DI-3000 graphics system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Computer programs, *Data processing, *War games, Fortran, Telecommunications, Interactive graphics, Debugging(Computers), Data bases, Data acquisition, Military procurement, Military operations, Electronic equipment, Communication equipment, Joint military activities, Task forces, Symbols, Position(Location), Documents, User manuals, Subroutines, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE