Accession Number : ADA151848


Title :   A Database Design for the Brazilian Air Force Flying Unit Operational Control System.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : DA Cunha,A M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a151848.pdf


Report Date : 14 Dec 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 256


Abstract : This thesis addresses a relational database design for a Brazilian Air Force Flying Unit Operational Control System. After defining the problem and specifying requirements, an overall system analysis was performed using Decision Support System Theory. A top-down planning for decision support systems and databases, and a functional analysis were performed to identify potential environmental database applications. Using a canonical approach, a file management systme was mapped to a database conceptual model and afterwards to a database logical model. A prototype Dialog Generator Management Software was implemented through menu driven programs, using the dBASE II DBMS version 2.1 running on a Z-80 microcomputer. The database partial implementation was performed using the INGRES DBMS version 7.10 running on a VAX 11/780, from which advanced queries were retrieved. Finally, an investigation of optimum query retrievals from databases is performed using Artificial Intelligence methods and techniques. Originator-Supplied Keywords include: Relational Databases, Decision Support Systems, Database Query Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural language system.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *DATA MANAGEMENT , CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THESES , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , NATURAL LANGUAGE , BRAZIL


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE