To do this, the system is made up of input, control,
storage, processing, and output sections.
ADP must have accurate input in order to produce
usable output. It is in these areas that you, as a
Storekeeper, are most likely to work. Storekeepers
prepare most of the forms that are used as input and
make use of the output in reviewing supply operations
and preparing reports.
SHIPBOARD UNIFORM AUTOMATED
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM
The Shipboard Uniform Automated Data
Processing System (SUADPS) serves as a good
example of ADP systems used aboard ship. This ADP
system is currently in use aboard carriers, tenders,
AFSs, and repair ships.
The system consists of a
computer, an operating system, applications programs,
and clerical procedures.
The SUADPS was designed to satisfy afloat supply
and accounting requirements through maximum
automation of routine functions and at the same time
provide a wide range of options that can be exercised at
the shipboard level. All major files are maintained on
magnetic tape, thus greatly reducing manual filing.
Input is introduced to the system via the media of
punched cards or magnetic tapes and now input from
scanners may become possible. The computer system
updates the appropriate magnetic tape files through a
series of computer runs to reflect quantitative and
monetary changes occasioned by the transactions
processed. The computer produces outputs reflecting
inventory balances, replenishment position, financial
and accounting data historical data and exception data
requiring supply personnel attention.
Shipboard ADP equipment that comprises the
SUADPS is identified by both a military designation
and a civilian designation. The complete computer
system, consists of the components listed below, and
carries the military designation AN/UYK-5(V). It is
also commonly known by its civilian designation
U-1500. When referring to the entire system or
individual components m military communications, it
is correct to use the military designation.
The following equipments comprise the
AN/UYK-5(V) computer system:
CPUThe central processing point of a
computer system. Electronically gathers the
input data and produces output.
MAGNETIC TAPE UNITA high-speed input
and output device for the CPU.
low-speed input/output device for operator
communication with the computer.
(CPRI)Provides the required capability
read, punch, and interpret EAM cards.
HIGH-SPEED PRINTER-Primary means
providing printed output from the system.
In addition to the primary AN/UYK-5(V) computer
components for processing of data, the source
documents (input) must be provided by keypunches and
verifiers. In some instances interpreters and card
sorters are required for off-line or auxiliary jobs (small
things not controlled by the computer). This equipment
is designated as support equipment. The information
contained hem is intended to familiarize you with the
characteristics and purposes of the various types of
support equipment and not to qualify you as an operator.
The SUADPS is a uniform system among the
various ship types (SUADPS-207 and SUADPS-AV
(207)) in that common routine functions are performed
the same manner, and the AN/UYK-5(V) (U-1500)
computer system is used by all. There are three basic
types of files maintained in the SUADPS: (1) tape files,
(2) manual files and (3) output files. However, system
file names vary among the different ships. Certain
magnetic tape files which are maintained in both
SUADPS-207 (AD/AR, AS, AFS) and SUADPS-AV
(207) (CVs, CVNs, LPHs, MAGs) segments are
Master Record File
The Master Record File (MRF) is a tape/drum file
maintained for each item stocked or demanded on board
ship and contains data required for the management of
the item. Records are maintained on not carried items
in order to read demand, frequency, and dues. The
information in the basic MRP record is augmented by
five types of subrecords containing additional
information. A printout of an MRF record may be