Accession Number : ADA306278
Title : Technical Publication Transfer Using: Gateway Conversion Technology's Data MIL-STD-1840A, MIL-M-28001B (SGML) and MIL-D-28003 (CGM).
Descriptive Note : Test rept.,
Corporate Author : ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH CALS PROGRAM OFFICE
PDF Url : ADA306278
Report Date : 13 SEP 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) Air Force Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) Test Network (AFCTN) is conducting tests of the military standard for the Automated Interchange of Technical Information, NIL-STD-1840A, and its companion suite of military specifications. The AFCTN is a DoD sponsored confederation of voluntary participants from industry and government managed by the Electronic Systems Center (ESC). The primary objective of the AFCTN is to evaluate the effectiveness of the CALS standards for technical data interchange and to demonstrate the technical capabilities and operational suitability of those standards. Two general categories of tests are performed to evaluate the standards; formal and informal. Formal tests are large and comprehensive, which follow a written test plan, require specific authorization from the DOD, and may take months to prepare, execute, and report. Informal tests are quick and short, used by the AFCTN technical staff, to broaden the testing base. They include representative samples of the many systems and applications used by AFCTN participants. They also allow the AFCTN staff to gain feedback from many industry and government interpretations of the standards, to increase the base of participation in the CALS initiative, and respond to the many requests for help that come from participants. Participants take part voluntarily, benefit by receiving an evaluation of their latest implementation (interpretation) of the standards, interact with the AFCTN technical staff, gain experience using the standards, and develop increased confidence in them. The results of informal tests are reported in Quick Short Test Reports (QSTRs) that briefly summarize the standard(s) tested, the hardware and software used, the nature of the test, and the results.
Descriptors : *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *COMPUTER GATEWAYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONVERSION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INDUSTRIES, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, NETWORKS, SPECIFICATIONS, MILITARY STANDARDS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, TEST EQUIPMENT, PLANNING, FEEDBACK, DOCUMENTS, GAIN, LIFE CYCLES, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, TECHNICAL WRITING.
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE