Accession Number : ADA181989

Title :   The Development of Visual Interface Enhancements for Player Input to the JTLS (Joint Theater-Level Simulation) Wargame.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lower,Stephen L

PDF Url : ADA181989

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : This thesis examines the design and development of a desktop prototype of a computer wargame. The prototype specifically deals with the ability to format the Joint Theater-Level Simulation's Model Interface Program (MIP) into the visual interface format of computer graphics known as window management. In this case, the Apple Macintosh microcomputer, a desktop computer, was used as the operating system for implementation of this prototype. The development of the prototype is examined with respect to the current version of the MIP. The prototype development is based on software design applications which include design models, correlation of programming languages to operating systems, and a breakdown of the design into a modular format. The thesis concludes with recommendations for changes which can enhance the use of the prototype from both a technical and managerial standpoint.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FORMATS, WAR GAMES, MINICOMPUTERS, SIMULATION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INTERFACES, VISION, CORRELATION, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, PROTOTYPES, MICROCOMPUTERS, MANAGEMENT, WINDOWS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE