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dc.contributor.advisorShimeall, Timothy J.
dc.contributor.advisorStemp, Roger
dc.contributor.authorDollete, Rodolfo G.
dc.dateSeptember, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:00:06Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:00:06Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30932
dc.description.abstractVarious student management functions at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California are still using manual, labor-intensive, and inefficient methods. One such activity is the tracking of students attending the weekly Superintendent's Guest Lecture (SGL) series which requires a representative from each curriculum office to collect attendance cards for approximately 15 minutes and at least another three hours to sort out all the collected cards and generate the necessary reports. Is it possible to enhance student management functions, such as this, through implementation of Card Technologies? In order to answer this and other related questions, two card technologies were investigated. These were the magnetic stripe and smart card technologies. Included in this thesis is an in-depth look at both of these technologies with emphasis on general technical characteristics, their strengths and weaknesses, and their current applications. In addition, three simple applications have been developed for NPS as proofs of concept of the potential benefits that the school might gain from utilizing these technologies. We found that magnetic stripe/smart card technologies can enhance various student management functions at NPS. The result of an experimental application developed to keep track of students attending the Superintendent's Guest Lecture showed that an absentee report, an important management document that is non-existent under the current system, can be generated rapidly with significant cost savings in terms of manpower requirements. Other applications utilizing smart card technology such as military ID, credit/debit card, and student check in/check out have been developed and tested successfully in the computer laboratory.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/implementationof1094530932
dc.format.extent150 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleImplementation of magnetic strip/smart card technologies and their applications at NPSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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