Accession Number : ADD018650

Title :   Universal Client Device for Interconnecting and Operating Any Two Computers

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Simonoff, Adam J ; Taft, Robert L ; McLintock, Brian T ; Fontenot, Larry A

PDF Url : ADD018650

Report Date : 30 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : Based on the above and foregoing, it can be appreciated that there presently exists a need in the art for a computer system and corresponding operating method which overcomes the above-described deficiencies. The present invention was motivated by a desire to overcome the drawbacks and shortcomings of the presently available technology, and thereby fulfill this need in the art. One object according to the present invention is to provide a computer system for interconnecting various military components efficiently. According to one aspect of the present invention, the computer system advantageously permits military components to use the same computer program and share information beyond the visualization of a map, text or photograph regardless of variations in hardware and software between the networked computers. According to another aspect of the invention, a dedicated scripting language enables each military component to quickly and easily personalize the user front end, which presents the GU objects, without modif%ing the same software program application used by all networked military compdbents. Thus, the Oovernment simultaneously achieves military component interoperability and cost savings regardless of computer variation and architecture. Another object according to the present invention is to provide a computer system whereby research scientists designing systems employing simulation-based design technology are permiffed to run simulations and visualize the results regardless of computer variation. According to one aspect ofthe present mvention, the computer system according to the present invention beneficially permits geographically dispersed users to access a central database, to run simulations, and to receive

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COMPUTERS, *INTEROPERABILITY, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, SIMULATION, VARIATIONS, COSTS, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, PARTS, SAVINGS, INVENTIONS, SCIENTISTS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE