Accession Number:

ADA000710

Title:

Development of the Military Construction Data System (MCDS). Part I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the interrelationships of projects involving data-gathering and data-processing that are currently being developed at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL and lists the common data elements from these projects. Also examined is the Military Construction Data System MCDS Data DictionaryDirectory Model-its functions, data base structure, encoding and loading techniques, inputoutput retrieval commands, and updating methods-and sample retrievals. Finally, a data base management package evaluation scheme is presented, through which a data base management package developed by the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA, called the MIDMS, was examined and selected as the most efficient implementation of the MCDS data bases. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE