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.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C. Office of Systems Engineering Management.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
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- Mitchell, T R
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 96 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Computer programming; Data communications; Information processing; Messages (Communications); Satellite communication; Speech; Switching; Voice communication
- Old TRIS Terms: Message processing
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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