Integration of the Navy Tactical Environmental Database Service with the Joint Effects Model
Ross, Victor B.
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The Oceanographer of the Navy is responsible for the maintenance and distribution of the "4-D cube" of environmental data, the Virtual Natural Environment, using an object oriented database and distribution system, Tactical Environmental Database Services (TEDServices). The new military dispersion modeling capability within the military is called the Joint Effects Model (JEM), and has to have an interface created to allow inclusion of weather data in JEM. This thesis utilizes TEDServices using web protocols to query for available data, and then retrieves the required meteorology data. The software creates a specifically formatted file to be used in JEM. It is now fully functional and submitted to Space and Warfare Command for inclusion in JEM. Much of the testing was to ensure that the data are available and within the reasonable meteorological standards. The thesis also suggests additional changes that should be made to TEDServices to make it more capable of storing and serving environmental data.