Accession Number:

ADA021901

Title:

Optimal Loading of Technical Publications in the Maintenance Information Automated Retrieval System (MIARS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AVIATION INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SUPPORT CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date:

1976-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

271.0

Abstract:

This report presents results of a study of MIARS film cartridges loading methods. The objective was to evaluate various schemes for arranging and sequencing technical publications in the MIARS cartridges and to suggest an optimal method or methods in terms of cost, manageability, and usability. A simulated reload of MIARS film cartridges by publication series, aircraft model application, level of maintenance, and security classification was performed using a sophisticated, general-purpose, interactive computing system. The results confirm the feasibility of this method and indicate that loading efficiencies defined as the percentage of the permissible maximum frame-loading per cartridge actually used of near 75 can be achieved. It is postulated that the reloading of MIARS film cartridges by publication series, aircraft model application, level of maintenance, and security classification would improve the manageability and enhance the usability of the MIARS while reducing the costs associated with the reproduction and distribution of MIARS film cartridges. The application and effects of the state-of-the-art software technology employed are described in an appendix.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE