Accession Number : ADA194359

Title :   Analysis and Design of a Local Area Network Information Support System for the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Jordan, Samuel L

PDF Url : ADA194359

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : This thesis provides an analysis of the organizational information system of the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. A discussion of academic theory concerning structured systems analysis and design, local area network communications standards, and the characteristics of a local area network provide the theoretical foundation for the analysis and design of a local area network information support system for the Air Station. A survey was conducted to identify the problems and the functional requirements. Based upon this analysis, a local area network information support system is presented as a technologically viable alternative to the current information system. Implementation issues are presented as well as an implementation strategy which can be used to manage the change process. A cost-benefit analysis is presented to demonstrate the economic feasibility of the proposed local area network information support system. Finally, recommendations are presented for the Air Station's Local Area Network committee. Keywords: Systems analysis and design, Local area networks, Data communications, Cost benefit analysis, Implementation strategy.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIR, ARIZONA, BENEFITS, COST ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MARINE CORPS, NAVAL AIR STATIONS, NETWORKS, ORGANIZATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SCHOOLS, STATIONS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE