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62 Computer Systems

Includes computer networks and distributed processing systems. For information systems see 82 Documentation and Information Science. For computer systems applied to specific applications, see the associated category.


Computer Systems – Defined configurations of hardware, software and processes used to fulfill data and information processing requirements.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Computer systems used for aerospace applications, e.g., launch control, tracking, navigation, communications, weather forecasting, aerospace data compilation and processing, test data calculation, aeronautical and space vehicle control, etc.

Selective Interest : Computer systems used for data compilation and processing in such fields as navigation, mathematics, manufacturing, earth resources, transportation, information handling, etc., that may have possible aerospace application.

Negative Interest : Computer systems for routine business and commercial operations; manufacturing and industrial operations and control; conventional data compilation and processing for academic purposes unless applicable to aerospace activities.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • cloud computing
  • communications computer systems
  • computer networks
  • computer systems
  • computer systems engineering
  • computer time sharing
  • data compilation systems
  • data management systems
  • data processing systems
  • distributed data processing
  • internets
  • local area networks (LAN)
  • parallel processing
  • self-repairing computer systems
  • wide area networks (WAN)