Accession Number : ADA194342

Title :   Adaptability and Feasibility Issues Concerning the Use of CD-ROM Technology for United States Navy Applications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Jimmy S

PDF Url : ADA194342

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The development of CD-ROM(Compact Disc Read Only Memories) technology has produced significant ramifications for mass storage applications. The CD-ROM's read-only nature and its ability to store over 500 megabytes of data on a single disc will eventually revolutionize the historical and archival data base industries. The U.S. Navy is particularly interested in the space-saving and weight reduction capabilities of CD-ROM as compared to the current magnetic and paper media. Adaptability and feasibility are the primary issues to be faced when considering the integration of CD-ROM into U.S. Navy applications. This study addresses these issues and determines that CD-ROM will play a significant role in the Navy's efforts to create a paperless ship by 1990. Keywords: Indexing; File Management; Application software.

Descriptors :   *READ ONLY MEMORIES, *COMPUTER FILES, ADAPTATION, ARCHIVES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DISKS, INDUSTRIES, MASS STORAGE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NAVY, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, WEIGHT REDUCTION, SHIPBOARD, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, INDEXES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE