Accession Number : ADP002146

Title :   An Operations Language for Military Space Ground Systems,

Corporate Author : OAO CORP BELTSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Davis,P.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The trend in military space ground system architecture is toward large amounts of software and more widely distributed processors. At the same time, life cycle cost considerations dictate that fewer personnel with minimized skill levels and knowledge operate and support these systems. This squeeze necessitates more human engineering and operational planning into the design of these systems. Several techniques have been developed to satisfy these requirements. An operations language is one of these techniques. It involves a specially defined syntax for control of the system. Individual directives are able to be grouped into operations language procedures. These procedures can be prepared offline ahead of time by more skilled personnel and then used to ensure repeatability of operational sequences and reduce operator errors. The use of an operations language also provides benefits for the handling of contingency operations as well as in the system testing and validation programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Space communications, Military operations, Human factors engineering, Syntax

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE