An approach for implementing a microcomputer based report origination system in the Ada programming language.
Critz, Michael Richard.
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This thesis examines the use of an inexpensive commercial microcomputer for the preparation of Naval Reporting Structure Operational Reports. These highlyformatted reports provide critical unit information used Dy the National Command Authority and Joint Chiefs of Staff in assessing the nation's defense posture. Since these reports drz prccessed ty computer, correct formatting and data entry are essential to preserve the timeliness and accuracy of the information. The requirements of a Report Origination System ere investigated from the perspective of the systerr operator, the message drafter and the message releasing authority. Interfaces are developed which provide for system application to different hardware configurations. A subset of the Ada language is used to allow structured programming and data abstraction techniques, elements of the Unit Status znd Identity Report (UNITRE?) are implemented using this method .
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