Accession Number : ADA327568

Title :   Final Technical Report for Office of Naval Research Grant No. N00014-95-1-0939 (University of Utah).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Don R. ; Mecklenburg, Robert

PDF Url : ADA327568

Report Date : 24 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Managing military systems requires access to geographically distributed information. Difficulty in locating that information represents a serious threat to operational success. Under this contract, the University of Utah has researched methods for the acquisition, display, and management of distributed information. Although the focus of the work is on product information, the research done here has broad applicability in supporting military operations management. This research explored architectures and algorithms for distributed product information. The research was tested by incorporating these architectures and algorithms into an implemented system called PartNet. PartNet is a scalable, client/server information system enabling mechanical and electronics component manufacturers and distributors to make their product catalogs available to customers over the Internet. This system allows catalog browsing capability, including multimedia product descriptions with computer aided design (CAD) and other analytical models. It interfaces to other systems with EDI or other protocols supporting purchase authorization, payment for products and data, order verification, shipment scheduling, and other functions necessary to support a supplier/customer interaction.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *AVAILABILITY, *DATA DISPLAYS, *CATALOGS, *INTERNET, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ELECTRONICS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANUFACTURING, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, VERIFICATION, DISTRIBUTION, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DATA ACQUISITION, PROCUREMENT, MEDIA, UNIVERSITIES, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, UTAH.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE