application is known as Source Data System
Afloat (SDSA). This system is primarily designed
to maintain personnel records and process payroll.
The SDSA can also process other information
such as recording leave, starting or stopping
family separation pay, hazardous duty pay, and
various other functions.
Supply and Financial Applications
The SUADPS-RT and the Logistics Applica-
tions of Automated Marking and Reading Sym-
bology (LOGMARS) are the two primary
applications for supply and financial manage-
ment. The interface between these two systems is
shown in figure 10-1.
SNAP I HARDWARE CONFIGURATION
The SNAP I hardware configuration is known
as the AN/UYK-65(V), which is made up of
several Honeywell DPS6 computers. Various
pieces of peripheral equipment such as magnetic
tape drives, disk storage equipment, keyboard
display video terminals (KDVTs), and ASPI
printers are used to communicate either interac-
tively within the commands or between external
commands. The specific configurations of hard-
ware depend upon an activitys uniform system
identification code. This can change with im-
plementation of new automated information
systems. An illustration of one type of a con-
figuration for an aircraft carrier is shown in figure
10-2. There is more than one type of configura-
tion for an aircraft carrier.
Networking is the process that allows for com-
munication between computers. An example of
this is accessing information that is contained on
a host computer from a remote processing system
The host computer is the main computer. This
is also the computer that contains the majority
Figure 10-2.SNAP I configuration on an aircraft carrier.