INSTRUMENTATION AND ADP EQUIPMENT FOR FUTURE MULTIDISCIPLINE OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS

THE REQUIREMENTS PLACED ON DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT ABOARD LARGER MULTIDISCIPLINE OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND SURVEY VESSELS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AS A SUCCESSION OF PROJECTS WITH SHIFTING SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL EMPHASES ARE CARRIED OUT. THUS, UNANTICIPATED REQUIREMENTS ARE EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT AS THOSE WHICH CAN BE PREDICTED IN THE PLANNING AND OUTFITTING STAGES. BEING ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE NEW OR DIFFERENT DATA COLLECTION SENSORS WITHOUT DISMANTLING OR INCAPACITATING SUBSTANTIAL PARTS OF EXISTING SYSTEMS IS A CRITICAL CONSIDERATION. OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE ALSO IS THAT THE ADP HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE BE SUFFICIENTLY FLEXIBLE THAT DATA COLLECTION SENSORS AND COMPUTER INPUT-OUTPUT UNITS CAN BE EASILY REPLACED, ADDED, OR SUBTRACTED, AND THAT APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE CAN BE QUICKLY AND EASILY MODIFIED OR EXPANDED, WITHOUT DISTURBING MAINLINE PROGRAMS AND DATA PROCESSING OPERATIONS. HAVING ADP SYSTEMS WHICH ARE ACCESSIBLE TO TEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PARTIES THROUGH APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMING IS ESSENTIAL. HIGH COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING SHIPS AND KEEPING OPERATING AT SEA DICTATE THAT AS MANY RELIABILITY, REDUNDANCY, AND FAIL-SAFE FEATURES BE INCORPORATED IN SHIPBOARD SYSTEMS AS CAN BE REASONABLY EFFECTED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE COSTS. A SINGLE LARGE INTERACTING DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING SYSTEM IS THEREFORE DISCOURAGED IN FAVOR OF MULTIPLE SMALLER SYSTEMS. STRONG EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON POST TIME DIGITIZATION AND PROCESSING TO PROVIDE FOR QUALITY CONTROL, MAXIMUM RECOVERABILITY OF DATA, PROPER DATA EDITING, AND THE GENERATION OF SUITABLE GRAPHIC AND DIGITAL END PRODUCTS. A SEPARATE NAVIGATION SYSTEM, ONE OR MORE SEPARATE REAL-TIME DATA COLLECTION AND RECORDING SYSTEMS, AND AN OFF-LINE GENERAL PURPOSE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IS THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO PROVIDING VERSATILE AND EXPANDABLE SHIPBOARD DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING CAPABILITY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 575-597, 6 FIG, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Holcombe, T L
    • Freitag, J S
    • Pew, J A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 782-785
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM