Accession Number : ADA310276

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Prototype Database System for the Operational Activity Schedule of the Hellenic Navy.

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Marinos, Evangelos P.

PDF Url : ADA310276

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The Hellenic Navy General Staff has a difficult mission which encompasses tactical, operational, and administrative tasks. The most important operational task for the General Staff is to prepare the Operational Activity Schedule for every ship, subcommand, and command in the Hellenic Navy. In order to more effectively prepare this schedule, an automated database is required. This system would contain all operational activity records for the Hellenic Navy units and other pertinent information. Furthermore, the system would produce ad hoc reports, as well as a variety of other reports designed by the user to support ship maintenance schedule. This thesis designs and implements an automated database system that can be used from the Hellenic Navy General Staff. The methodology followed is the standard systems' development life cycle (SDLC). The requirements for the system are obtained, and the database and application are designed and implemented. Paradox 5.0 for Windows is used for the database management system software. Special issues like training, conversion, and maintenance are taken into consideration. The result of this thesis is a functional application named 'OADS' (Operational Activity Database System) that will fulfill users' requirements, keeps track of the operational activities of the Hellenic Navy units, and help in performing the desired tasks.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *PROTOTYPES, *NAVAL PLANNING, *GREECE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, SHIPS, AUTOMATION, NAVY, THESES, SCHEDULING, USER NEEDS, RECORDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE