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