Accession Number : ADA312666

Title :   Rockwell NAAO Technical Order Transfer Tests.

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

PDF Url : ADA312666

Report Date : 12 JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The AFLC/AITI Standards Project is testing the Military Standard for the Automated Interchange of Technical Information, MIL-STD-1840 (the Standard). The objective of the tests is to demonstrate the validity of the transfer protocol defined in the Standard itself and the viability of standardized formats for the transfer of technical information defined in other specifications used by the Standard. One document (file set) was prepared by Rockwell NAAO for this test. The document was prepared in accordance with Appendix A of the May 7, 1986, draft revision of the Standard. The file set, on magnetic tape, was delivered to the ATOS laboratory facility at SYSCON Corporation, San Diego, California, for testing. The file set consisted of a declaration file and SGML tagged text files. An attempt was made to write the files on magnetic tape in accordance with FIPS PUB 79 and the Standard. The tape format was in not accordance with FIPS PUB 79. The declaration file was technically incorrect in that the illustration files were not actually on the same reel of tape. The previous delivery of July 1986 was accepted with 10 IGES illustration files on a separate tape. Barring this anomaly, the declaration file was acceptable. The text files could not be processed due to difficulties with the file names in the tape header records that labeled the files. It appears, from conversations after the test, that the errors were generally a result of unfamiliarity with new methods of file set preparation.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *COMPUTER FILES, *MAGNETIC TAPE, TEST AND EVALUATION, VALIDATION, SPECIFICATIONS, FORMATS, STANDARDIZATION, LABORATORIES, CALIFORNIA.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE