The document presents the system design of the IMIS. To assist the potential user in assessing system capabilities, it describes what the system will do and what a user must provide. The document is also a tool for the application analyst/programmer to use in developing detailed specifications and computer programs. A top-down design was accomplished, utilizing structured design techniques to describe the system in terms of its logical functional components. The system is modular and includes those functions considered critical to effective management and control of intermodal activities. It is a composite of three systems which can be used together or individually. These are (1) an intermodal equipment control system, (2) a repetitive waybilling and rating system, and (3) a profit analysis system. Each system functions independently of the others and may be used to interface with relevant information systems that already exist or are planned for the railroad. A major system objective is to supply a foundation or baseline from which the railroad may draw those features desired for its own situation. The design is constructed to permit supplemental functions to be readily incorporated by a railroad, if desired.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Norfolk and Western Railway Co., VA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PRC Systems Sciences Company

    7600 Old Springhouse Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peternick, J
    • Fredrickson, V
    • Pflugrad, A
    • Rynders, B
    • Dillenback, D
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 267 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-79/21 Final Rpt., PRC/SCC-C02936
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-741-5157
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM