Accession Number:

ADA265624

Title:

On-Site Marine Inspection Data Capture

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Dec 92,

Corporate Author:

MAR INC ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

U.S. Coast Guard marine inspectors were surveyed to determine their needs for improved on-site data management. The results of this survey were used to develop performance requirements for a portable computer system to improve the collection and management of inspection data and to provide inspectors with enhanced access to reference materials. Fundamental changes in inspection data collection, documentation, and data storage procedures are recommended, based upon a computerized implementation of the CG-840 series inspection booklets incorporating computerized access to reference and regulatory materials. A computer system comprising a hand-held pen-based computer, a notebook computer, a portable printer, a CD-ROM reader and a removable hard drive is recommended. A digital camera could also be integrated into the system. All hardware components will be commercially available and will utilize standard desktop and pen- computer operating systems. A pilot project is recommended to test the new procedures which have been proposed, to determine the level of custom software development required, and to evaluate the performance of specific hardware and software items in the field.... Inspection documentation, Marine inspection, On- site data management, Portable computers.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE