Accession Number : ADA263798

Title :   Portable Computers for Mission Planning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Leger, Jeffrey R.

Report Date : MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Portable mission Planners can greatly enhance the operational effectiveness of commands whose mission demands mobility and flexibility (e.g., AMC and USSOCOM). Recent advances in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) portable computer technologies promise to make high performance portable mission planning a reality. This paper assesses the capabilities of COTS portable computers as applied to the needs of aviation mission planning. We identify two candidate-configurations but find both suffer from several deficiencies for this application. Based on technology trends, we predict that adequate COTS platforms will be available by 1994. AFMSS, Portable computers. Flight planning, Mission planning,

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS, *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, CONFIGURATIONS, DEFICIENCIES, FLIGHT, MISSIONS, MOBILITY, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PLANNING, PLATFORMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE