Accession Number : ADA311490

Title :   Evaluation of a Coast Guard Marine Portable Inspection Unit (MPlU). Phase 3.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Macesker, Bert ; Hannon, John ; Bernholz, Eric

PDF Url : ADA311490

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This report presents the results of the third and final phase of an R&D project that investigated the use of portable computers as a means to streamline data capture by Coast Guard inspectors in the field. A technology demonstration took place at the Coast Guard Marine Inspection Office (MIO) New York. This demonstration incorporated software and hardware refinements based on Phase 2 marine inspector feedback. A number of significant new features were added to the MPIU system including a linked on-line reference library with commonly used rules and regulations, Marine Inspection Pre-Inspection Package (MIPIP) to MPIU interface, simple deficiency database, MPIU to MPIU communications interface, color digital cameras, and field printable certificates. Phase 3 goals included the evaluation of the potential of voice recognition technology, updating a functional description of a MPIU system, evaluating the prospects of interoperability with classification societies, and performance of a cost/benefit study associated with a Coast Guard MPIU capability.

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *INSPECTION, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEMONSTRATIONS, COMPUTERS, INTEROPERABILITY, INTERFACES, DEFICIENCIES, CAMERAS, CLASSIFICATION, DATA ACQUISITION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SPEECH RECOGNITION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, LINKAGES, LIBRARIES, COAST GUARD, TANKER SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE