Accession Number : ADA312660

Title :   U.S. Army Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) Test Bed. MIL-STD-1840A Data Delivery Using Non-Magnetic-Tape Media.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALS TEST NETWORK WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA312660

Report Date : 31 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The Army Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) Test Bed is a CALS Test Network (CTN) designated Lead Service Test Bed. Among other things, it supports the CTN in achieving the objectives stated in the CTN strategic plan. During Phase I of the CALS Program, the focus has been on standards for digital interchange of technical information among dissimilar computer systems. The governing standard for data interchange is MIL-STD-1840A, 'Automated Interchange of Technical Information.' This standard specifies detailed requirements on file structure and content, transfer media, and packaging for transferring technical publications and product data. But MIL-STD-1840A is neither clear nor thorough on non-magnetic-tape media. The objective of this test effort was to: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of MIL-STD-1840A when the data delivery medium is not magnetic tape; (2) Recommend guidelines and automated routines for preparing MIL-STD- 1840A compliant data transfer using non-magnetic media; (3) Recommend acceptance criteria and procedures for data received via non-magnetic media; (4) Identify problems and technical limitations encountered during data interchange using non-magnetic media; and (5) Recommend additional specifications for the 'media option' section of MIL-STD-1840A to include non-magnetic media.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *TEST BEDS, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, REQUIREMENTS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, DELIVERY, AUTOMATION, STRATEGY, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTERS, STRUCTURES, TEST EQUIPMENT, LIMITATIONS, PLANNING, PACKAGING, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MEDIA, TRANSFER, COMPUTER FILES, ACCEPTABILITY, ARMY PROCUREMENT, MAGNETIC MATERIALS, MAGNETIC TAPE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE