Accession Number : ADA104075


Title :   A Microcomputer System for Target Information in the Fire Support Coordination Center: A Data Base Approach.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Coulter,Ronald J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA104075


Report Date : Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 146


Abstract : This thesis presents the specification, design and implementation of a prototype microcomputer system for the target information section of the Marine Corps fire support coordination center. Currently, the target information section uses a series of index cards, handwritten list, acetate covered battle maps and grease pencils to perform the target information functions. The thesis examines and analyzes these functions in detail and proposes a solution in the form of a system, data base and interactive user design. The resultant Microcomputer System for Target Information (MISTI) employs an ALTOS Z-80 microcomputer, the UCSD Pascal operating system, a user friendly interface and data base technology. It is proposed as an interim system until the Marine Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS) becomes operational. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *TARGETING , *MICROCOMPUTERS , *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS , DATA BASES , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , MAPS , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE