Accession Number : ADA312744

Title :   Honeywell Technical Order Transfer Tests.

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LIVERMORE RADIATION LAB

PDF Url : ADA312744

Report Date : 12 JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 45

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. Two documents (file sets) were prepared by Honeywell for this test. The documents were prepared in accordance with Appendix A of the December 12, 1986, draft revision of the Standard. The file sets, on magnetic tape, were delivered to the ATOS laboratory facility at SYSCON Corporation, San Diego, California for testing. Each file set consisted of a declaration file, SGML tagged text files, and IGES illustration files (for the second document only) written on magnetic tape in accordance with FIPS PUB 79 and the Standard. The tape format was in complete accordance with FIPS PUB 79. The declaration files were also acceptable, with one error in placement observed. The text files were successful in meeting the requirements of the USAF SGML tagging scheme, with some errors that were not fatal. The quality could be characterized as fair for a Sending System that regularly uses nearly the same SGML application as ATOS. After making a number of simple corrections, a reasonable reproduction of the original could be generated. The quality was not good enough for a production environment. Lack of automated quality control (AQC) tools could account for the errors.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *COMPUTER FILES, AUTOMATION, PRODUCTION, VALIDATION, SPECIFICATIONS, ERRORS, DOCUMENTS, FORMATS, QUALITY CONTROL, LABORATORIES, CALIFORNIA, CORRECTIONS, MAGNETIC TAPE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE