Accession Number : ADA319476

Title :   Software System Requirements for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) End-to-End System Using the Computer Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) Multi-File Approach.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Angrisani, David S. ; Whitbeck, George S.

PDF Url : ADA319476

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking software system requirements for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) End to End System, which comprises both ATACMS and all sensors, links, and command centers which enable integration across system and service boundaries. The complexity, multiple interfaces, and joint nature of planned ATACMS operations demands accurate specification of software system requirements. DOD also desires automated tools capable of developing rapid prototypes to assist in system definition and reduce system risk. The goals of this thesis are to provide a rigorous model which can be utilized to validate current specifications, and, to demonstrate CAPS on a large scale project Accomplishment of these two would provide a needed corroboration of the ATACMS specification, as well as move CAPS out of the purely academic environment The result of this thesis is mixed. Due to a paucity of data from which to derive the requirements, the model is generic in nature and is in need of significant customer evaluation, which is not forthcoming. However, CAPS demonstrated its fundamental concept within the bounds of the project, with refinements in code generation, interface, and graphics either incorporated or identified. CAPS is ready for use on an actual project by an experience team of systems analysts.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *GUIDED MISSILES, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *REAL TIME, *PROTOTYPES, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, DETECTORS, RISK, SPECIFICATIONS, TOOLS, INTERFACES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), ACCURACY, THESES, CODING, ARMY EQUIPMENT, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, ARMY PLANNING, HOMING, ANALYSTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE