DATA PROCESSOR SIZING FOR AN AERONAUTICAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (ASCC)

AEROSAT's data processing requirements will be met by special computer facilities called the Aeronautical Satellite Communications Centers (ASCC's). The ASCC computer will perform aircraft polling, communications channel switching, and message text processing among other functions. MITRE was tasked by FAA to provide assistance in estimating the size and cost of the data processing hardware and software that the U.S. ASCC will require. This report presents the results of that sizing analysis. The computer programs needed to perform the functional processing are described, and a software operational concept is hypothesized. From a baseline of similar systems and studies the individual computer program sizes are estimated. Computer speed, core and disk requirements are derived for 100-aircraft and 540-aircraft system loadings. Software and hardware costs are presented. The sensitivity of the results are tested by a computer program developed to model ASCC software operations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C. Office of Systems Engineering Management.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Engineering Management.

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  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, T R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6789 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM