Accession Number:

ADA207832

Title:

Optical Laser Technology and Its Application to Defense Manpower Data Center's (DMDC) Querry Facsimile (QFAX) Data Base System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

Optical storage technology holds the capability to increase the amount of data stored on a single 5 14-inch disc from 1.2 Megabytes Mb to 640 Mb. The three basic types of optical disks, Compact Disk-Read Only Memory CD- ROM, Write Once, Read Many WORM, and erasable optical, each has its own application niche. For this reason, it is critical for managers to analyze present systems carefully prior to seeking optical storage solutions. An in- depth evaluation of performance and interfacing requirements of currently marketed optical systems was performed. That evaluation was used in the process of determining if Defense Manpower Data Centers DMDC Querry Facsimile QFAX System, a system of nine databases currently stored on a direct access storage device DASD, was a candidate for an optical storage application. Additional consideration was given to industry standards for optical devices. A detailed analysis of the current system configuration and end-users requirements was made to determine acceptability of optical systems interfaces and associated capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE