A database management system to manipulate data collected at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin CA
Buck, Stephen D.
Parry, Samuel H.
Isett, John B.
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This thesis provides a step by step development of a database management program. Using a problem defined by the intended user, the thesis develops a model of the real world situation using Entity- Relationship Diagrams. This model is then refined into a Relational Model and implemented into a database management program. The theoretical principles used to validate the refinement process are presented in detail to substantiate the procedure. Included also, are a user specific program which facilitates data manipulation and a user's manual which describes the intricacies of the program. Ft. Knox's Office of Combat Developments has sponsored this thesis in an attempt to provide a storage medium for data originating at the National Training Center (NTC). The NTC was established in the late 1970's to meet the need for a more dynamic training facility. The exercises conducted at the NTC have been acknowledged as extremely beneficial to the units involved. However, recent reports by the GAO show.that the full potential of the training center is not being realized, as adequate data collection and analysis operations have not been instituted. This has caused units to continually relearn past mistakes and failed to allow units to build upon past performances. In an effort to reverse this trend, several institutions have begun analyzing the data originating at the NTC. This in turn, developed the need for a flexible and responsive data storage system.
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