30 July 1982 A Militarized Distributed Processing System
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This paper describes a Distributed Processing System (DPS) geographically separated, functionally organized, task oriented, and connected on an efficient high-speed serial data bus. Military Systems designers are given the working tools to configure a highly respon-sive and adaptable system capable of being phased into current applications with a minimum of disturbance by utilizing current software, yet providing a means for constantly incor-porating new technology. A 20-Mbit serial data bus with a modified SDLC protocol provides efficient communication between nodes through the use of numerous addressing modes. A dual redundant bus with multiple bus capability provides a highly survivable system. The Litton DPS is a relatively new development and its first application, aboard a U.S. Navy ship, is described.
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R. Mauriello, "A Militarized Distributed Processing System", Proc. SPIE 0298, Real-Time Signal Processing IV, (30 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932537
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