Accession Number : ADP003180
Title : Data Distribution in the NBS (National Bureau of Standards) Automated Manufacturing Research Facility,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR MFG ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,M. J. ; Barkmeyer,E. J.
Report Date : 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The NBS(National Bureau of Standards) AMRF(Automated Manufacturing Research Facility) exemplifies one approach to integrating a set of heterogeneous distributed databases. While the 1983 implementation is primitive, it provides real-time control processes with access to conventional databases, rapidly changing memory-resident data, and large binary files. It demonstrates the feasibility of front-ending existing data management systems with a Data Administration System implementing a common user interface, constructing process-dependent logical views of the data, and providing networked data access. The major shortcoming of the current implementation is the absence of a common data dictionary, and the major task of the near future is the development and automation of a distributed data dictionary system.
Descriptors : *MANUFACTURING, *AUTOMATION, *RESEARCH FACILITIES, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, INTERFACES, NETWORKS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, SYMPOSIA
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE