Accession Number : ADA312491

Title :   Recommendations for PDES/STEP Modifications and Enhancements Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ACCURATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC EATONTOWN NJ

PDF Url : ADA312491

Report Date : 18 DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : This report provides a recommended approach for Program Management Joint Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (PM JCALS) to take advantage of the emerging Product Data Exchange Using STEP/Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (PDES/STEP) Standard technology in the development of the Integrated Weapon Systems Data Base (IWSDB) and the upgrade of the CALS Standards. A closer relationship and better coordination between JCALS and the organizations involved in PDES/STEP, Such as PDES, Inc., will facilitate the eventual integration of the CALS and STEP Standards. STEP Version 1.0 will be released as a Draft International Standard (DIS) in mid-1993. PM JCALS is in a position to become an important player in the initial and future releases of the STEP Standard by becoming actively involved in the STEP Standard development and implementation process. There is considerable work to be done in the Application Protocol (AP) development for the logistics and technical manual areas, which form the nucleus of the JCALS Program. STEP development work has been slow in these areas, in comparison to AF development for the design and manufacturing (i.e., draughting) and specific application (i.e., mechanical, electrical, and shipbuilding) areas. The risk factor for the JCALS Program is that if it does not stay at the forefront of STEP development, then the JCALS requirements may not be supported adequately in a timely manner, if at all. The GALS Technology Center (CTC) facilities can be used for the STEP technology transfer of current tools and the development of Application Protocols (APs) for logistics and technical publications related to specific JCALS functional areas.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *MODIFICATION, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TOOLS, STANDARDS, INTERNATIONAL, SHIPBUILDING, MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE