Master of Science
Information and Systems Engineering
Carroll, John M.
A general discussion of the principles of simulation is given, with emphasistoward an information retrieval system. The design of FOSSAL, the simulation model, is studied, with particular attention paid to the concept of programmable variables. An explanation is given for the use of each sampling distribution and all related data. It is concluded that FOSSAL is extremely useful in helping a designer to evaluate an on-line real-time information retrieval system which has its information stored on a tape or disk subsystem.
Foster, James Patrick, "Fossal: a simulation model for the evaluation of design and management decisions of an on-line real-time information retrieval system" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3514.