Accession Number : ADP000620

Title :   Mass Core Memory Unit Decision Risk Analysis,


Personal Author(s) : Tyburski,David A.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The objective of this study is to evaluate the cost, scheduling and technical risks involved in replacing the present TACFIRE Memory Banks and the Random Access Memory with an all solid state Mass Core Memory to be developed by a contractor. The contractor prepared an unsolicited proposal for the Project Manager to develop a Mass Core Memory Unit (MCMU) to replace the present memory system in TACFIRE. The proposal cited the following advantages or improvements to TACFIRE: Reduced power requirements from 750 watts to 502 watts at Battalion. Significant space reduction in the shelters; Weight reduction from 550 lbs. to 250 lbs. at Battalion; Better center of gravity in the shelters; Increased reliability; Increased memory storage capacity; and Decreased response times for fire missions under load by 5-13 percent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Operations research, *Data bases, *Computers, *Replacement, Cost estimates, Cost analysis, Scheduling, Risk, Memory devices, Core storage, Retrofitting

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE