Accession Number : ADA305978

Title :   Analysis, Design, and Implementation of a Database Management System (DBMS) for Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board (CINCPACFLT PEB).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Encinias, Tony R.

PDF Url : ADA305978

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 314

Abstract : The Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board (CINCPACFLT PEB) is a professional group of naval officers experienced in engineering readiness. This group of naval officers conducts examinations to assess the engineering readiness of the Pacific Fleet. There are two classes of examinations conducted by the PEB. The Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) assesses the engineering readiness when the ship is underway. The Light Off Examination (LOE) assesses the engineering readiness after a ship's propulsion plant has been secured, for example overhauls, in excess of ninety days. The examination data is then collected in the exam summary worksheet and entered into the database. The current database system uses the dBASE IV Plus database management system (DBMS) software and is constructed as a flat file system. Redundant data, inaccuracies, and inefficiencies are prevalent throughout the current system. The purpose of this thesis is to design a relational database (Propulsion Examining Board Database System (PEBDS)), implement and replace the current system, and provide a user friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The PEBDS and the GUl are constructed using Paradox for Windows Version 4.5 DBMS software.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *FLEETS(SHIPS), *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MARINE PROPULSION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, NAVAL PERSONNEL, INTERFACES, THESES, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, PACIFIC OCEAN, COMPUTER FILES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, REDUNDANCY.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE