Accession Number : ADA273047

Title :   Military Satellite Communications Decision Support System Requirements Analysis and User Interface Design.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Henry, Hugh A.

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This research analyzed and decomposed U. S. Space Command missions to determine the requirements of a Military Satellite Communications Decision Support System (MDSS). Alternative functional architectures for an MDSS were evaluated and a geographical user interface prototype was developed. MDSS system requirements were derived through the combined use of the method of Critical Success Factors and the Representations, Operations, Memory Aids, and Controls method. The sandwich' architecture was suggested as the most suitable functional architecture for MDSS development. The user interface prototype allowed potential MDSS users to gain an appreciation off the look and feel of a potential system so they could more precisely articulate their specific requirements to MDSS builders. Decision support system, Graphical user interface design, Military satellite communications.

Descriptors :   *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *MILITARY SATELLITES, *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CONTROL, GAIN, INTERFACES, MISSIONS, PROTOTYPES, THESES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE