Accession Number : ADA312670

Title :   Boeing Military Airplane Company Technical Order Transfer Tests.

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

PDF Url : ADA312670

Report Date : 12 JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

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 Boeing Military Airplane Company (BMAC) for this test. The document was prepared in accordance with Appendix A of the December 12, 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, SGML tagged text files, and IGES illustration files written on magnetic tape in accordance with FIPS PUB 79 and the Standard. The tape format was in complete accordance with FIPS PUB 79. This critical point in the transfer process was successful. Almost any failure here would mean complete fallure of the transmission. The declaration file was also completely acceptable. The text files were generally successful in meeting the requirements of the USAF SGML tagging scheme. The quality could be characterized as very good for a first effort but not quite good enough for a production environment. After a few minor corrections, a reasonable reproduction of the original could be generated. Inexperience and lack of automated quality control (AQC) tools account for the errors.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *COMPUTER FILES, *MAGNETIC TAPE, AUTOMATION, ENVIRONMENTS, PRODUCTION, VALIDATION, FORMATS, QUALITY CONTROL, LABORATORIES, CALIFORNIA.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE