Accession Number : ADA312731

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 : ADA312731

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 MlL-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 MlL-STD-1840A is neither clear nor thorough on nonmagnetiOAape media. The objective of this test effort was to: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of MIL-STD-184OA when the data de(ivery medium is not magnetic tape; (2) Recommend guidelines and automated routines for preparing MlL-STD- 184OA 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 nonmagnetic media; and (5) Recommend additional specifications for the 'media option' section of MIL-STD-184OA to include non-magnetic media.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *TEST BEDS, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, REQUIREMENTS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, AUTOMATION, STRATEGY, DATA MANAGEMENT, 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