Accession Number : ADA329965

Title :   Data Management for an Integrated Computational Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 95-Sep 96

Corporate Author : CAPRARO TECHNOLOGIES INC UTICA NY

Personal Author(s) : Capraro, Gerard T.

PDF Url : ADA329965

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : In this report we are concerned with establishing a framework for an intelligent information processing paradigm for USAF weapon system development and maintenance. This involves the intelligent processing of data, knowledge, and information. Our goal is to design and develop a data management structure which will automate portions of this process. This approach will be prototyped and demonstrated using an actual system as related to reliability and electromagnetic sciences. The need for this work is evidenced by many factors. Technology is changing at an accelerated rate. The technology 'know how' and expertise of many people are disappearing within corporations because of downsizing, acquisitions, and early retirements. Managing of information is important throughout the USAF. We must capture and harness information and obtain knowledge on a daily basis. If we lose information through the loss of people or poor documentation then we may be the victims of recreating the past with additional expense. We must capture the data, knowledge, and information and process it in an intelligent manner. The USAF is changing how it acquires, builds and maintains its weapon systems. It is not immune to information, inaccurate data, and 'cloudy' knowledge. This report and the work that flows from it will result in a better and more efficient way to survive in this information driven world.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER NETWORKS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE