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Architecture & Principles of the Inspection Workstation



Howard T. Moncarz


The main purpose of this document is to present a top level description of the Inspection Workstation (IWS), in particular its control architecture. In addition, the design goals established at the outset of this project as well as the guiding principles used to accomplish these goals are discussed.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 3802
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Inspection Workstation (IWS), desing goals, control architecture


Moncarz, H. (1988), Architecture & Principles of the Inspection Workstation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 22, 2024)


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Created August 1, 1988, Updated October 16, 2008