Accession Number : ADA186306

Title :   A Review of the Evolution of Naval Data Automation and the Optical Media Mass Storage Alternatives Related to Naval Aviation Technical Documentation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Clarey, Robert J

PDF Url : ADA186306

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The increased sophistication and complexity of new weapon systems have generated an exponential growth in the associated technical support documentation. This data explosion impacts several data management issues including: the exorbitant costs associated with the initial development and distribution of this required information; the massive weight, environmental and space considerations attributable to the storage of this data; and the complex task of publishing and distributing revisions to previously disseminated documentation. This research serves as a preliminary feasibility study, analyzing the optical media storage and presentation alternatives applicable to Naval Aviation technical manual publication and distribution methodologies. The research includes a synopsis of the DOD/DON directives and programs aimed at data automation and digitization processes with particular emphasis on the Naval Aviation environment. This thesis concludes with the recommendation to continue investigation of the optical mass storage alternatives. Furthermore, this study recommends research emphasis of the CD-ROM format due to its standardization lead, technological maturation, economy to scale advantages resulting from the audio compact disc success and the environmental and transportable benefits associated with this medium. Keywords: Theses, Aviation maintenance.

Descriptors :   *MASS STORAGE, *OPTICAL STORAGE, *INSTRUCTION MANUALS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, BENEFITS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTION, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, GROWTH(GENERAL), MATURATION, METHODOLOGY, NAVAL AVIATION, NAVY, STANDARDIZATION, STORAGE, THESES, TRANSPORTABLE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, DISKS, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, DOCUMENTS, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, DISKS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE