Accession Number : ADA289679

Title :   Compact Disk Technology and the Concerns of Atlantic Fleet Surface Forces Commanding Officers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Carlson, Jeffrey E.

PDF Url : ADA289679

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : This thesis deals with the concepts of Compact Disk (CD) technology, OPNAV INST 5230, and the concerns of the Commanding Officers of the Surface Forces of the Atlantic Fleet OPNAV INST 5230 is the Navy and Marine Corps guidance on the implementation of CD technology. Review of current literature indicates the minimum requirements of the instruction are insufficient. Methods of improvements are discussed. Using the Systems Development Life Cycle as a framework, three methods of implementing CD-ROM technology are proposed. Management concerns are addressed, specifically, resistance to change when implementing a new technology. An economic analysis is also included. Commanding Officers of surface ships are surveyed to determine the extent of CD usage on ships, the types of training involved with their usage, concerns over the systems and the desire to participate in a pilot program should one be funded.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *READ ONLY MEMORIES, *DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, REQUIREMENTS, MARINE CORPS, SHIPS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, DATA MANAGEMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, RESISTANCE, THESES, SURVEYS, FLEETS(SHIPS), GUIDANCE, LIFE CYCLES, DISKS, INSTRUCTIONS, PILOT STUDIES, ATLANTIC OCEAN, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE